Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Meet Our Students

What do Rockers have in common? Well, for one thing, they’ve all made the extraordinary choice to be here.

A typical Simon's Rock student? Atypical.

-Jan '13

And that’s no small thing, actually. It’s a courageous decision that represents a willingness to take risks, and to do things a little differently than most of their peers. Rockers are full participants in their own learning, and that takes an open and willing mind, a driving curiosity, and a lot of creative flexibility. It’s a responsibility our self-directed students take seriously.

Rockers want to do more than ace the test; they want to test their ideas in the world, and tackle real problems in need of innovative solutions.

Our students bring with them a diversity of languages, experiences, backgrounds and beliefs, as well as interests, skills and talents. They value being part of the Rocker community where peers and mentors respect and learn from each other’s differences. Our students? They’re Rockers, all the way.

"An Experience I Wouldn’t Exchange For Anything"

ishmael asante

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"Heading Abroad on a Fulbright. I’m Only 19, but I’m Ready."

marisa benitez

Political Science and French/Francophone Studies
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Colin E
"Deep Gratitude: They’re Doing This For Us…"

Colin eubank

Political Studies
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 "Mathematical Proofs Over Breakfast…"

Ishan Guru


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"Rethinking Possible"

Mia kang


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"When I was three, I knew I wanted to help heal people"

Maria Presti


Andre Santana

"Beyond All Expectation"

Andre Santana


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"A Well-Rounded Person Makes a Better Doctor"

Sam Yarmis

Biology & Pre-med

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