BHSEC Cleveland
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 A Place to Think

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland is a four-year public school that allows students to take a two-year, tuition-free college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. BHSEC students graduate with a high school diploma and up to 60 college credits and an associate's degree from Bard College.


BHSEC follows the Cleveland Metropolitan School District calendar, and the school day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with opportunities for students to come early and stay late.

Upcoming Events:
  • Anniversary Celebration - Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Open House (for families of current students) - Thursday, September 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

At a Glance

Information about BHSEC Cleveland

Grades served: In the 2014-15 school year, BHSEC Cleveland serves 9th and Year 1 College (11th grade) students. At full enrollment, the school will enroll students in grades 9-12. 

·BHSEC Cleveland will enroll rising 9th and 11th grade students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for the 2015-16 school year. The BHSEC application includes an interview and writing assessment. BHSEC seeks students who demonstrate academic ambition and intellectual curiosity. 

To learn more, call 216-838-9700 or email