Bard High School Early College Queens

Bard High School Early College Queens

A Jump Start on College

About BHSEC Queens

At Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens, we offer our students two years of a college preparatory high school curriculum in the 9th and 10th grades. During the final two years at BHSEC, our students are enrolled in our early college program rather than in 11th and 12th grades. BHSEC students take college courses and are offered intellectual challenges equivalent to those found on leading college campuses across the country
Our School
Bard High School Early College Queens (BHSEC Queens) opened in September 2008 as a collaboration between Bard College and the New York City Department of Education. BHSEC Queens seeks to demonstrate that an academically rigorous...
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Our Calendar
Our Calendar Click here to view the BHSEC Queens school calendar.
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The Office of Admission is committed to recruiting highly motivated young adults from across the five boroughs of New York City. The Office aims to provide BHSEC Queens students with a challenging liberal arts curriculum...
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What are the Students like?
BHSEC students come from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. In addition to a rigorous academic schedule, students are involved in clubs, sports, and...
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How do I Apply?
The Office of Admission at Bard High School Early College Queens is committed to recruiting highly motivated young adults from across the City of New...
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What is an Early College?
The early college model pioneered by Bard College is an innovative public-private partnership that increases access to and success in college for diverse student populations...
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Student Life

Open Houses and Information Sessions

Open House and Information Sessions

Fall Open House 2019

Prospective students and their parents may visit BHSEC Queens during an Open House or on a tour to find out more about the school. Due to high demand, families can choose between an open house or a tour, but should not plan to attend both. Our open houses include presentations by our faculty whereas our tours do not. Our tours are student-led.

Registration is not required.

  • Thursday, October 3rd 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 29th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Please keep in mind that attending an open house or tour is not a requirement for admission to BHSEC. Students are not penalized in any way during the admissions process by not visiting BHSEC prior to applying. 

Fall Tours 2019

We will have student led tours from 4 – 5 pm.  Please arrive on time as tours begin promptly at 4 pm.

Registration is not required.

  • Wednesday, September 25th
  • Wednesday, October 2nd
  • Wednesday, October 16th
  • Wednesday, October 23rd
  • Wednesday, October 30th
  • Wednesday, November 6th

Tour features: the opportunity to meet current students in-depth, wide-ranging tour of the campus, and meet administration. Duration: 1 hour

Special Education Information Session 2019

For families to learn about the special education opportunities and services at Bard High School Early College Queens.

This social story is a resource that has been created to provide information on how to access Bard HS Early College Queens. This resource will help you plan your visit in advance and explain how to access the building, what to expect when you enter, and who to ask for assistance. This social story is specific to the Thursday, October 24th event.

Registration is not required but we would like to make sure we have everything set up for your visit. You can sign up HERE to let us know if you need any accommodations for your visit to our school. The insideschools website also offers a nice article with advice for visiting high schools. Please see Five special education questions to ask on HS tours.

  • Thursday, October 24th 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

The BHSEC schools have had great success to date with a small number of students receiving SE services and we are looking to expand our offerings and the number of students served. Perhaps BHSEC is right for you!

Students requiring special education services can expect the following:

  • Personal attention and small class sizes for all students (typically ranging from 20-24 students)
  • An inclusive and respectful environment for all students
  • New ICT classes, an engaging curriculum, and the opportunity to earn college credit
  • Easy access to guidance counselors, faculty, and academic advisors
  • A strong focus on transitions from middle school to high school and high school to college
  • In-house staff knowledgeable with IEPs, SE accommodations, and related services
  • A dedicated learning specialist who works with students on a range of academic support needs
  • Additional support for writing and math through staff and peer tutoring
  • Assistive technology, and help with strengthening academic and social skills
  • One of the city’s most personalized college counseling programs, with an unparalleled placement record
  • A diverse student body that reflects New York City and includes students of all interests and learning styles
  • Opportunities for all students to engage in the arts, athletics, and a range of extra-curricular activities
  • An active and engaged parent body

Fall High School Choice Fairs 2019

Find BHSEC Queens at the following High School Choice Fairs

BHSEC Queens will be at the Borough High School Fairs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens on the following dates. For more information and locations click here.

September 21-22, Saturday & Sunday

October 5-6, Saturday & Sunday