For Parents

Bard Baltimore is part of a national network of public, tuition-free early colleges led by Bard College. To keep you and your son or daughter informed and engaged with this work, we would like to be able to send you communications from time to time such as newsletters, special event invitations, or calls for volunteers. To opt-in to communications from the Bard Early College Network, please click here.

Make a Gift

To provide a robust college course of study, Bard Baltimore depends on generous financial support in addition to the resources made available by our public school partners. Please consider a gift of any amount today.  Gifts may be directed to:

  • Bard High School Early College Baltimore
  • The Bard Early College Fund, our annual fund where your gift is allocated to wherever the institution needs it most. 

To make a gift by credit card, visit here.

For information on additional ways to make a gift, visit here.

100% of your gift, made through our partner Bard College, supports Bard Early College.

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COVID-19 Needs

Gifts to the Remote Learning and Teaching Fund ensure BEC can respond adeptly to the most urgent operational needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Current efforts include providing technology – laptops and wireless access devices – to BEC students and families in financial need. Learn more about the Remote Learning and Teaching Fund and make a gift here.

Stay up to date with the Family Teacher Union

During the COVID-19 school closure, we are hosting a weekly community meeting every Monday night at 7pm. Please see your email for a link from Dr. Gamber. If you haven’t been receiving our weekly and monthly family emails from Principal Gamber, please reach out to her directly through email.  In the meantime you can catch up on our meetings through our note archive located below. Please click on the date of the meeting you would like to see the notes from. 

New FTU email address: We have established a new email address to serve parents and families through the Family Teacher Union: b-ftu@bhsec.bard.edu .  This account is being monitored by members of our support team. 

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.

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, you must enter through the Main Office and 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: baltimore@bhsec.bard.edu

Transportation

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.)

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