There’s no one else doing what Bard College at Simon’s Rock is doing. The small, selective “early college” aims “to create a good experience for passionate younger students” through small class sizes, engaging class discussion, and “catering to each student as an individual.”
The school’s “idyllic location” in the middle of the Berkshire Mountains provides the perfect level of seclusion for students who mean to get down to business with their studies, and “the professors here make the difficulty and volume of course work worth it.” “They are what is amazing about this school.” There will be a lot of writing for any class, but “pretty much all the professors are more than happy to help outside of the classroom.” “My chemistry professor became upset when she realized that she wouldn’t be able to teach a class for a week due to break,” says one student. Classes are very oriented around discussion, typically are less than twenty students, and “nothing’s off the tradition for questioning and examination.” Though all who attend here admit that it is “definitely not a walk in the park,” they agree that “you will learn an incredible amount and be prepared for the future.”
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