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.

  • Once a student attends an Open House, they will be sent the link to complete our online 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.

In the meantime, to learn more about our school: you can watch Dr. Gamber’s 2019 Heart of the School award winner video here and check us out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @bardbaltimore. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Team, we are happy to help!

Learn more about Bard at an Open House!

The majority of our open houses this cycle will be virtual with one in-person opportunity. Our virtual events will be hosted on Zoom and some portions of the event may be available to watch afterwards on our website.

Open House Dates:

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7pm (virtual on Zoom)
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11am (in person on Bard Baltimore’s campus)
Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7pm(virtual on Zoom)
Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 7pm(virtual on Zoom)

Sample Class Night

The Admissions Department invites all interested applicants to join us on December 9th at 6pm on Zoom for our Virtual Sample Class Night! 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. Each session will be approximately 30 minutes. Pre-registration is required in order to attend this event. The link for this event, will be sent out the morning of the event. Please contact the Admissions Department directly with any questions or concerns at or

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 and text – (443) 842-4251 or email her at

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, 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

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