84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Age doesn't define intellect. At Bard College at Simon's Rock, young scholars take on meaningful, serious academic challenges. With world-expanding opportunities both on and off-campus, students engage in critical reading, writing, and discussion-based classes. Laboratory and studio experiences provide hands-on opportunities to apply new knowledge and skills. The Princeton Review rates our academics higher than Harvard and Princeton, and 78% of our students go on to graduate study.

We believe that the rich multiplicity of identities and backgrounds in our community makes us stronger and enhances our experiences in and out of the classroom. Simon's Rock is ranked 4 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index, the premier LGBTQ national benchmarking tool for colleges.

Bard College at Simon's Rock is the country's only residential college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed to provide highly motivated students with the opportunity to begin college after the 10th or 11th grade. At Simon's Rock, students choose transfer after two years with an A.A. degree that is highly respected by some of the most prestigious colleges and universities or stay for four years to complete a B.A. in a remarkably individualized program.