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)

Acceptance Notification
Families and middle schools will begin receiving High School Admissions Matches in March 2020.  Please contact your guidance counselor for specific questions or visit the NYC Department of Education website for more information.

We will send out a welcome email to all matched students on TBD with information on how to visit Bard High School Early College Manhattan Campus prior to the decision deadline. The visits will be during school hours during the week of TBD. We only encourage students who have either never visited our campus or who are deciding between Bard High School Early College and another school to come to this event. We will have additional opportunities for accepted students to come visit Bard High School Early College in the spring. 

 Summer Reading for incoming 9th grade students

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

Family Welcome Night 
TBD       5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
The new student orientation is for incoming students and their parents. Please bring the completed matriculation documents with you to the orientation. Click here to download the matriculation documents.  Please contact school to schedule a time to submit documents.

Foreign Language Placement
TBD      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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 and will begin TBD.

Summer Bridge Program
Monday, June 29, 2020             9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.  Registration is requested and will begin TBD.

Athletics Program
For information regarding team tryouts, please visit the BHSEC Athletics webpage  https://sites.google.com/site/bhsecathletics/home