The W.E.B. Du Bois Scholarship program begins.
Simon’s Rock Soccer team plays in NSCAA national championship tournament.
Veronica Chambers '87 writes Mama's Girl.
Bard High School Early College launches, a joint project of Bard and the NYC Board of Education based on the Simon’s Rock model
First Bard Academy class, establishing the 6-year arc
Simon’s Rock welcomes its first class of 50 young women into a 4-year A.A. program
Simon’s Rock partners with Bard College
Jamie Hutchinson, appointed in 1976, taught the popular class: The Inklings.
Doug Ahlers ’77 creates first commercial website
Women’s Studies program founded.
Joan DelPlato, appointed in 1987, taught the popular class Harems: Imagined and Real.
In 1990, Ace the frog moves into the pond in the Alumni Library Atrium. Deuce moves in soon after.
Kellogg was moved from upper campus to its current location.
Baird Whitlock awards the first B.A. degrees
For 50 years, Simon’s Rock has been a welcoming, inclusive community where younger scholars are taken seriously and individuality thrives. Our students push beyond the usual choices in their life-altering encounter with the liberal arts.SIMON’S ROCK LEGACY
We invented early college. Then we reimagined the entire high school and college experience. We will continue to innovate, break down educational barriers, and provide access to the liberal arts and sciences.Veronica Chambers Remembrances
“ It wasn’t just that I had a good time at Simon’s Rock: it was a transformative experience for me.”―Allyson Sgro ’01
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