Bard Baltimore is a Baltimore City Public School. To be considered for admission to our school, your student must go through our separate admissions process as well as rank us on their high school choice application. Bard Baltimore admits students through a qualitative application process that includes an interview and a writing assessment. Bard 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.
A student’s composite score or GPA is not a factor for admission into Bard Baltimore. Our admissions process takes a more holistic approach to admissions, focusing on qualitative rather than quantitative.
Thank you for your interest in Bard High School Early College Baltimore. To begin the application process, you can attending an Open House. Pre-registration is required to attend any Open House. You can begin our application process today by registering for an Open House; to complete the form please click the button below and fill out the Google Form.
Our application process consists of two parts: a writing assessment and an applicant interview. After you register for and attend an Open House, you will be sent the link to our writing assessment. After your student completes the writing assessment, we will coordinate a time for your student to complete a virtual interview.
Please note: you must complete Bard’s application process in order to be considered for admission to the school. If you are an 8th grade Baltimore City Public School applicant, you must also rank us on your high school choice application in addition to completing the Bard application process.
If you’d like to learn more about Bard Baltimore before starting the application process, you can watch our founding principal’s 2019 Heart of the School award winner video here, watch a previously recorded open house here, or check us out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @bardbaltimore.
You can reach our admission department directly through email, voice, or text.
Ms. Kadota: voice and text – (443) 842-4376 or email her at [email protected]
Mrs. Townes: voice and text – (443) 842-4251 or email her at [email protected]
Bard 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 Bard Baltimore.If you have a disability and wish accommodations please contact- Jenna Kadota, Admissions Manager, (443) 642-5040, [email protected] 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.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jenna Kadota, our Admissions Manager, at [email protected].
Please note that our contract with Baltimore City Public Schools limits our enrollment to residents of Baltimore City. There is a waiver opportunity for Baltimore City Public School employee’s children who do not live in Baltimore City. This is limited to 10 students. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department at [email protected].