Accepted Students

Welcome New Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan. We are delighted that you will be joining us in the fall.

We start the fall semester with a Writing and Thinking Workshop where you will work closely with a small group of students and one of our teachers. You will learn to read and listen more thoughtfully, to articulate ideas, to review your own work critically and, most basically, to recognize the link between thought and expression.

(New BHSEC parents click here)


 Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for the remainder of the academic school year. All large group in person admissions events are cancelled. 

Acceptance Notification
Families and middle schools will begin receiving High School Admissions Matches March 19, 2020.  Check your MySchools account or contact your guidance counselor for assistance. You may also visit NYC Department of Education website for more information.

We sent out a welcome email March 25, 2020 to matched students with information about the online Chat ‘n Q with current BHSEC students. The sessions will be March 30-April 2 from 5:00pm-6:00pm.  Register here after 5:00pm, March 25, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve been accepted and still have questions? Click here, Frequently Asked Questions by accepted students.

Summer Reading for incoming 9th grade students

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

Family Welcome Night (Zoom)

June 2 and June 11 from 5:30 p.m . to 6:30 p.m. 
The new student orientation is for incoming students and their parents. Registration will be sent as an Event Brite invitation.

Foreign Language Placement

(Online assessment)
For students with  previous experience in Spanish, Mandarin or Latin will need to take a foreign language placement exam.  Students without any previous foreign language experience do NOT need to sit for a foreign language placement exam. Registration is requested through Event Brite invitation.

Summer Bridge Program
TBD Late Summer 2020 (VIRTUAL)
The Summer Bridge program is an opportunity for incoming students to meet and get to know fellow students in their class, get advice from older, returning students, and to meet faculty and take sample classes. This program is organized as an informal introduction to our school, intended to familiarize new students with our school culture, our facilities and our neighborhood.  

Athletics Program
For information regarding team tryouts, please visit the BHSEC Athletics webpage