COVID-19 Update

Bard High School Early College – Manhattan will be closed for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We will resume instruction as soon as New York City public schools are deemed safe to re-open. Please check this website for updates.

Important Information Related to the Closure
Remote Instruction and Academic Support

BHSEC – Manhattan will move all classes to remote learning beginning March 23, 2020. Instructors will be in touch directly with students and families via email to share instructional plans. Guidance counselors remain on call and available to students. Academic supports such as the Writing Center and peer tutoring will continue on-line.

Instructional Technology

Students who are still in need of technology to support remote instruction should register with the NYCDOE for internet-enabled iPads. Families who would like to request a device for a NYC student in their family, must fill out this Request Form. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later need to be returned. 

Sports and Activities

All PSAL sports are suspended for the duration of the school closure. Virtual club meetings and events will be arranged the Office of Student Activities, the Smart Scholars program, and the BHSEC Library.


BHSEC Manhattan will be holding remote information sessions for incoming students and families in June. Please see our admissions page for updates and information on how to join these information sessions. For families interested in admissions for Fall 2021, we will begin holding virtual information sessions In September 2020. Please check back at this website for additional information.

School Food

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children. Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Locations can be found here: Families can also contact 311 or contact 877-877-FOOD

  • No registration, ID, or documentation required
  • All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time
  • Meals must be eaten off premises