Welcome to Bard Early College New Orleans

Bard Early College in New Orleans (BECNO) engages bright, intellectually curious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal arts curriculum. By promoting authentic and supportive undergraduate opportunities, BECNO faculty and staff prepare students of all academic backgrounds for further college success. BECNO runs a half-day college campus in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, enrolling over 100 students from public high schools across New Orleans, and a full-day, degree-granting program in partnership with KIPP New Orleans.


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Bard Early College New Orleans seeks students who are intellectually motivated, curious, and eager for a challenge. BECNO’s unique application process is designed to identify and select applicants based on these qualities, irrespective of a young person’s previous academic record.

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3820 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

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A Message to the Bard Early College Community

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Bard Early College New Orleans Awards First Associate’s Degrees in Socially Distanced Graduation Ceremony

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DC Mayor announces investment in permanent building for Bard DC

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BHSEC Baltimore Principal Francesca Gamber on School Choice, Equity for City’s Students

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Ithaka S+R: New Case Study: Bard High School Early College

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