The Office of Admission at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore is committed to recruiting motivated young adults from across Baltimore City. We seek to admit applicants who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, maturity, and a love of learning.

Admissions Process

BHSEC Baltimore admits students through a qualitative application process that includes an interview and a writing assessment. BHSEC Baltimore seeks students who demonstrate academic ambition and intellectual curiosity. This year, we are recruiting 125 students for our 9th grade class and a select number of transfer students into grades other than ninth. Due to the current public health concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus, our admission process has gone virtual. Your student is still able to apply for the upcoming school year. Please see below for more details.

Bard Baltimore’s Admission Process has gone Virtual

Our application process consists of two parts: a writing assessment and an interview. These will now be done virtually. Please complete this google form to begin the process. Once you complete this form completely and correctly, a member of our admission team will reach out to you to complete the first step of the admission process: the writing assessment. This writing assessment will be completed solely by the applicant. Once the student has completed and submitted the writing assessment through our online system, the Admissions Team will coordinate a time for the student to complete their interview through the free video conference app, Google Meet. Please ensure timely completion of all steps so the Admissions Department can finish reviewing your complete application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are available by email at or at

Our In-Person Open Houses have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, please see the above information about our virtual application process.

In the meantime, to learn more about our school: you can take a look at our powerpoint presentation here, as well as Dr. Gamber’s 2019 Heart of the School award winner video here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Team, we are happy to help!

Contact Us:

You can reach our admission department directly through email, voice, or text.
Ms. Kadota: voice and text – (443)842-4376 or email her at
Mrs. Townes: voice – (443)842-4251 or email her at

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS: BHSEC Baltimore is committed to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of the disability, be excluded from admission or the benefits of services, programs or activities at BHSEC Baltimore.If you have a disability and wish accommodations please contact- Jenna Kadota, Admissions Manager, (443)642-5040, at least 3 days prior to your registered Open House date so that you can share your disability documentation and discuss your specific accommodation needs.

Nondiscrimination Policy: Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

Nondiscrimination Policy: Bard High School Early College 

Bard High School Early College is committed to ensuring equal access to its educational programs without regard to an individual’s sex, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.