Bard College at Simon's Rock is an early college with “more selective” admissions where high school students can enroll before graduation. The average age at entry is 16. Simon’s Rock is based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and provides a liberal arts education in 35+ concentrations (BCSR’s version of majors). On the 275-acre campus is the Liebowitz Center for International Studies which provides global courses, study abroad, and international programs. Also at students’ disposal is the Fisher Science and Academic Center which, among much else, features a greenhouse.
the teachers are great; the administration is for the most part very good. student life on campus is very active. great barrington consists essentially of main street and a few small streets adjoining to it, and can sometimes be boring.
Theresa from Middletown, NY
Simon's Rock is truly the most unique place I have ever seen, but it is only a good fit for some. Most students have an extremely outgoing personality and can be very imposing, so shy personalities don't fit in well. Additionally some major programs are much stronger than others - theater, math/science, and literature are, in my opinion, the most well-supported and largest majors there.