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Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbon on New, Permanent Home for Bard High School Early College

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, January 5 at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee will cut the ribbon on Phase I of the newly modernized Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) DC. After three and a half years at the Davis School Building, students and staff returned from winter break this week to their permanent home.


BHSEC DC is a District-wide high school program that offers students the unique opportunity to earn up to 60 transferable college credits and an associate degree from Bard College alongside a high school diploma, free of charge.


The new BHSEC DC will be approximately 108,200 square feet spread over four floors, including 32 classrooms. Phase II of the project, which includes additional work to the exterior of the building, an outdoor parking lot, and outdoor turf field and basketball courts, is scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2023-2024 school year.



Thursday, January 5 at 11:00 a.m.



Mayor Muriel Bowser

Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8

Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, Chancellor, DC Public Schools

Keith A. Anderson, Director, Department of General Services

Vanessa Anderson, Principal, Bard High School Early College

Kennard R. Branch, Head of School, Bard High School Early College

Leon Botstein, President, Bard College



Bard High School Early College

1351 Alabama Avenue SE

*Closest Metro Station: Congress Heights*

*Closest Bikeshare Station: Alabama Avenue SE*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. 

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event to watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).