Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC)

Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC)

DCPS School

1351 Alabama Ave. SE 202-898-4664

Brian Gloor
[email protected]

Bard will be temporarily located at 4430 H Street SE until January 2023. This is one of eight DCPS selective high schools and programs that have specific admissions requirements and selection criteria. Click HERE to learn more.

9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Not Required
Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC)

Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC) is a four-year public school that offers students the unique opportunity to take a two-year, tuition-free college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Through the partnership between Bard College and the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), students can earn a high school diploma, up to 60 transferable college credits, and an associate in arts degree from Bard College within four years-free of charge.

Dual College Enrollment
Interscholastic Sports
Restorative Justice Program
Selective Program

National Honors Society 

• BHSEC's curriculum spans the liberal arts and sciences and the classes are seminar style.
• 93% of BHSEC's Class of 2021, earned an Associate degree and 100% of students earned at least one year of college alongside a high school diploma.
• Our classes are taught by college professors who have college teaching experience and typically terminal degrees in their fields of study.


School opened in 2019

  • 93%  Black/African-American
  • <1%  Asian
  • 5%  Hispanic / Latino
  • <1%  Native American / Alaska Native
  • <1%  Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • 1%  White non-Hispanic
  • 2%  Multiracial
Lottery Seats
Waitlist length on Results Day
Waitlist offers made by October 2021
Federal and District law require equal access to services for students with special education needs and English Language Learners. For additional information, please contact the Office of the State Superintendent of Education at (202) 727-6436 or at [email protected].

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1351 Alabama Ave. SE

Ward 8

Ward 8
F14, S35, U5, U6, V1, V7, V8, W4