Welcome to Bard Early College Hudson Valley

Bard Early College (BEC) Hudson Valley is an innovative new program providing young people in Hudson and its surrounding school districts direct access to a high-quality liberal arts education from Bard College. Students take challenging and engaging courses with experienced college faculty, earning up to 26 college credits (nearly equivalent to one year) tuition-free while still in high school.

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Sample Schedule

View what a typical week for a student who attends Bard Early College Hudson Valley looks like.

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The Office of Admission at BEC Hudson Valley is committed to recruiting motivated young adults from all participating school districts in the region. We seek to admit those applicants who demonstrate maturity, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning.

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Hudson Campus
11 Warren Street,
Hudson, NY 12534

Poughkeepsie Campus
The Salt Point Educational Center,
5 BOCES Road,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


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A Message to the Bard Early College Community

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DC Mayor announces investment in permanent building for Bard DC

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