Newark Continues to Foster a History of Growth and Success

Bard High School Early College, which first opened its doors in September 2011, has undergone significant changes over the years. Initially sharing a building with two other schools, Bridges and People's Prep, Bard now stands alone in the building thanks to the efforts of the Superintendent León and the District. Starting in July of this year, Bard will occupy the entire space, marking a new chapter in its history.

Looking ahead to the Fall of 2024, Bard is set to welcome a larger freshman class. Additionally, a group of new teachers will join the Bard community to support the growing student body. At Bard, students have the unique opportunity to take college courses during their 11th- and 12th-grade years, allowing them to graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate's Degree.