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sr logo white on teal treeBard College at Simon’s Rock announced a new summer partnership with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY)/Middlebury–Monterey Language Academy Immersion Program (MMLA). The program will bring hundreds of some of the country’s most talented students and language faculty to the Simon’s Rock campus during the months of June and July.

"CTY is a natural partner for Bard College at Simon’s Rock," Provost Mary Marcy said. "Many Simon’s Rock students and alumni have participated in CTY programs. Bringing the MMLA to our campus is a great opportunity to introduce students to a residential early college at just the time in their lives when they are embracing new and innovative education options." 

The partnership is ideal in that both CTY and Simon’s Rock have complimentary missions and serve similar student populations. Both Simon’s Rock and CTY are focused on providing unique educational opportunities to students prepared at an earlier age to take on more advanced academic challenges. It adds to the many campus partnerships that CTY has established throughout the country, including residencies at Dickinson College, Hawaii Pacific University, and Skidmore College.

Based at Johns Hopkins University, the Center for Talented Youth was founded in 1979 to focus on the needs of students with exceptionally high academic abilities. The CTY community includes very bright students from all over the world whose talents place them well ahead of their age mates. CTY/MMLA students will enjoy nearly full access to the Simon’s Rock student houses, classrooms, dining facilities, technology resources, the library, and the College’s state-of-the-art Kilpatrick Athletic  and Daniel Art Centers while in residency.

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