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Bard High School Early College II

Bard High School Early College II is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Bard High School Early College Queens (BHSEC Queens) was founded on the belief that many students are ready to do serious college work at age sixteen. Bard College partnered with the NYC Department of Education to create an innovative program that enables high school students to move, in four years, from 9th grade through the first two years of college, earning a high school diploma, up to 60 college credits and an Associate of Arts degree upon graduation.

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In their first two years at BHSEC Queens, students receive a solid grounding in mathematics, science, history, English, a foreign language and the arts. In the final two years, the college program balances core requirements in critical reading and analysis, mathematics, science, language & culture and the arts, with opportunities for students to pursue their individual interests. We offer a variety of college courses as well as the opportunity for students to engage in independent studies of their own design. Students completing 60 college credits receive the Bard College AA degree. Students may then transfer to colleges and universities with up to two years of college credit.

Program Overview

Inquiry and critical thinking promoted across all subject areas.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 150

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Qualifying Assessment

Required Grades

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • Social Studies: 85-100
  • English: 85-100


Buses: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69

Trains: 7 to 33rd St; G to Court Square - 23rd St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; N, Q to Queensboro Plaza



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Open to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



89% of students graduate from Bard High School Early College II

Test Scores

1663 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 568
SAT Verbal 545
SAT Writing 550

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Bard High School Early College II received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 631
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 177
10 137
11 138
12 179

Bard High School Early College II's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Bard High School Early College II's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1
Gender 39% Male / 61% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

48% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Bard High School Early College II.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 30%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 21%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Anime, Art, Ballroom Dancing, BHSEC Cares, Book Club, Community Council, Computers, Technology, Dance, Debate, Fencing, Film, Gardening, Habitat for Humanity, Knitting, Math Team, Medical Club, Model UN, Mock Trial, Movie, Mural Club, Music Club, Music Camp, Literary Magazine (HYPE), Newspaper (B.Q. Broadside), Outing Club, Peer Counselors, Peer Mentors, Peer Tutors, Ping-Pong, The Alliance, Seekers, Step Team, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Weightlifting
  • Art Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Film Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Outdoor Track
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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