Please join us at our next PTA meeting on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Please share your contact info with us if you haven’t done so yet so that we can keep you informed of PTA events.

A Letter from the PTA President

Dear Families,
Thank you so much to everyone who attended last Thursday’s PTA meeting and potluck. If you were not able to come, here are some things to know:
We are holding elections for both PTA and School Leadership Team (SLT). The following positions are open:
9th Grade High School Co-Vice President
Co-Recording Secretary
College C0-Vice President (Y1 or Y2 parent)
9th Grade Representative
10th Grade Alternate
Please email  if you are interested.
  • Additionally, we need a parent volunteer for the Safety Committee which meets once a month on Wednesdays at 10:45 am.
  • BARDWARE will be on sale at Parent Night on Thursday, October 4 and we need volunteers to help staff the tables during the night. Please contact if you can lend 30 minutes.
  • We have begun our Annual Appeal. This is the single biggest source of funding for the PTA and the key to our ability to support the students and faculty of BHSEC.  Annual Appeal
  • Save the date for our first evening event. We will host Lisa Gross founder and CEO of The League of Kitchens in conversation with New York Times food critic Ligaya Mishan at The Bard Graduate Center on Thursday, November 8.

It was wonderful seeing everyone and I look forward to a year of great work together.

Alison Bowers
President, BHSEC PTA

Recent News

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This data is also critical for BHSEC in terms of our funding. grant eligibility, and other philanthropic support. The forms are available in 14 languages. Parents, please fill out the forms as soon as you can.

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It was an inspiring ceremony as 330 Bard High School Early College students from across the tri-state area became the latest cohort to join the 15 years of alumni who have left high school with an Associate Degree in the Arts from a premiere liberal arts institution.
Bard College President Botstein reminded us all of how extraordinary their accomplishments are and how BHSEC has given these students opportunities available nowhere else in the country.

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This is Bard High School Early College Manhattan

A place to think. Rigorous inquiry. Informed analysis. Deliberative discourse. Intellectual talent. Exceptional teaching.

Student Stories

Writing & Thinking — Seminar Class

The Writing and Thinking Workshop is a weeklong intensive learning experience that provides Bard Early College students with exercises in critical reading and writing.

The Seminar Sequence is the signature humanities experience of the Bard Early College program. The four-semester interdisciplinary Seminar Sequence exposes students to seminal texts from antiquity to modernity, which students engage through critical reading and interpretation.

Community & Diversity

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 other extracurricular activities.

Diversity in the student body and in the school community as a whole enriches learning experiences by broadening the perspectives both inside and outside of classrooms.

Mathematics & Sciences

The mathematics department offers students at BHSEC Manhattan a range of courses in Pure and Applied Mathematics as well as Computer Science.

The science department provides a solid background in the three basic sciences, physics, chemistry, & biology and follows the physics first sequence.

Transitions…to 9th Grade, to the College Program, & to What Comes Next

Various supports are available to help students in the high school program, in the college program, and in applying to their next school.

The Writing Center, for example, supports students who seek individualized help on class essays and college essays. Students may make appointments for one-on-one tutoring

The Bardmaticians math club, for example, also operates the BHSEC Online Math Center. Students write down their questions on this open tutoring portal and the Bardmaticians respond with guidance.

The BHSEC Manhattan library website has further information on academic supports:

Art, Music, Dance, & Drama

The various art forms are not only a vehicle for expression, but also methods of investigation and problem solving. The intuitive and sensory skills developed by engagement in the arts work in parallel with the other learning disciplines, and are part of any truly liberal arts & sciences education.

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