Bard High School Early College (01M696)

525 East Houston Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-995-8479
Hours: 9:00am - 3:35pm
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Bus: M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M21, M22, M8, M9, X37, X38
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Program Details
Early College (M51A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Comprehensive liberal arts early college program. Students earn a high school diploma and a tuition-free Associate in Arts Degree from Bard College. For more information about how to complete this program's application requirements, please visit You will be able to upload your completed assignment through MySchools. Learn more at

Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered first for 50% of seats.
  • For the remaining 50% of seats, all students will be considered.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Early College (M51A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

2,532 / 98 (25.84)
80 / 27 (2.96)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Bard High School Early College Manhattan (BHSEC Manhattan) was founded on the belief that many students are ready to do serious college work at age 16. Bard College partnered with the NYC Department of Education to create an innovative program that enables high school students to move in four years from 9th grade through the first two years of college, earning a high school diploma, up to sixty college credits, and an Associate in Arts (AA) degree upon graduation. Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 50% of seats

Academic Highlights: Language Courses Available

Other Features: Community School, Diversity in Admissions, Dress Code, Early College, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge

School Features:

  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 50% of seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Arts (College Course [Credited]), Biology (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Chemistry (College Course [Credited]), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Global History (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Physics (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), US History (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Greek, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball
Anime Club, Art Magazine, East Asian Culture Club, Bardvark Student Newspaper, Black Students Alliance, African Students Organization, Debate Team, Diversity Initiative, Eco Club, GSA, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Itching to Stitch, Muslim Students Alliance, Philosophy Club, Quiz Bowl, Step Team, Student Union, Table Tennis, Theater Production, Winter and Spring Concerts, Yearbook, BuildON Malawi, CheerNastics, Swim Club, Poetry Club, Photography Club, Fitness Club, Scrap Art Magazine, Bollywood, Sailing Mentorships, Best Buddies, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Animal Rights Club, Theatre Club, Model Congress, Lend A Hand, Music Club, Indoor Track Club, Latin American Student Organization, Public Speaking Club, Youth Progressive Policy Group, Y2 Committee, Jewish Student Alliance, Students Taking Action for Gender Equity
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 77% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 43% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 39% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 1.90%
4-Year College 72.90%
Other Postsecondary 21.00%
Unknown 4.20%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 42.30%
Female 57.70%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 20.70%
Black 17.30%
Hispanic 21.80%
White 35.40%
Other 4.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 25.60%
Hispanic 11.60%
White 51.20%
Other 11.60%