For Parents

For Parents

Stay in Touch with Bard Baltimore

Students and families are advised to fill out our Electronic Emergency Information Card  for updates about school events, weather events, and other announcements.

Get Involved!

One way to get involved with Bard’s community is through our Family Teacher Union(FTU). This group meets once-a-month to discuss current events in the school community and to coordinate community events for Bard Baltimore. Check our calendar section for updates on upcoming meetings. 

At A Glance

Here are a couple of tips from our ninth grade counselor, Ms. Melchior, on how to help your student succeed in high school. You can view her guide here.

If you were unable to attend our New Family Orientation in August, you can view the information guide that was discussed, here.

School Day Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Building Opening: The building will open at 8 am. Breakfast will be served from 8-8:30 am during the school year. Students should enter through the back cafeteria entrance for breakfast throughout the year.

Dismissal: Once dismissed, please leave school through the front entrance.

Late Arrival: If you are late to school, check in with Ms. Mountcastle at the main office.

Bathrooms: Students should sign out—one student out of class at a time, using the bathroom sign out sheet/book in each classroom. Note: A non-gendered, single person bathroom is located in the main office to the left of Ms. Mountcastle’s desk.

Water Fountains: Students should drink the filtered, bottled water in the office. Students, please bring a reusable water bottle, so that you do not miss class time.

Cellphones: Students are asked to refrain from using cellphones in the classrooms. The classroom is the most important place at Bard. You are welcome to use your phones before school, during lunch, after school, and in emergencies.

Lockers: Lockers will be assigned during the first week of school.

Choice: Students chose Bard and Bard chose the students. The choice for both the student and the school is a powerful one.

School Phone: 443-642-2062

School Email:

One of the major pluses of our new school building (2801 N. Dukeland Street, Baltimore, MD 21216) is the fact that it is located near so many different bus and metro lines. Our school is situated along or nearby the following MTA bus and metro lines: 13, 21, 22, 38, 51, 52, 97, and the metro stop at Mondawmin Station. Bus tickets will be provided to students each day of Summer Bridge. Monthly student bus passes will be provided to students once the academic year begins. To plan your trip to Bard, MTA has setup the “MTA Trip Planner” or you use your favorite GPS application (Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, etc.).