Applying

Our Application Process

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.

  • Interested students can start the application process by attending an Open House first. Once a student signs up and attends an Open House they will be sent the link to the writing assessment.
  • After the student completes the writing assessment and submits it, our Admissions Team will reach out to the applicant to coordinate a time for their virtual one-on-one interview. The interview is just for the applicant, not the parent or guardian.
  • After both steps are completed, the applicant will receive their decision within one month of their interview by email.
  • If the student currently attends a BCPSS middle school, they should also rank us on their high school choice application. Where we rank on the application is up to the student but if they know they want to attend Bard, they should rank us as #1.
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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.

Start the application process today by registering for an Open House!

Thank you for your interest in Bard High School Early College Baltimore. You can begin our application process today by registering and attending an Open House; to register for an open house please click the button below and complete the Google Form. If your event is virtual, you will be sent a link to the event the day or morning before the event.

Our application process consists of two parts: a writing assessment and an applicant interview. After you 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.

Experience a Bard Class, sign up for our Sample Class Event!

The Admissions Department invites all interested applicants to join us on Wednesday, December 14th from 3-5pm for our in person Sample Class Event! We hope you will join us for this inside look at the Bard Early College experience. At the event, students will have the opportunity to attend two pre-assigned class sessions to experience first hand what a Bard class feels like. There are a limited number of seats available for this in-person event, so pre-registration is required in order to attend this event. Registration for this event closes on December 9th or when it fills up. Please contact the Admissions Department directly with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or [email protected].

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 [email protected]

Mrs. Townes: voice and text – (443) 842-4251 or email her at [email protected]

Disability Accommodations

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].

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