Battle Ground Academy

336 Ernest Rice Lane
Franklin, TN 37069-0370
Tel: (615)794-3501
Grades: K-12 | 750 students
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Battle Ground Academy founded in 1889 is a regional coeducational college preparatory school for grades K-12.
The school is located on two campuses, the Harpeth Campus for grade K-4 and the Glen Echo campus for grades 5-12.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1889

Student Body

Total Students 750 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Battle Ground Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1240

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,500
Admissions Director Robin Goertz
Admissions Associate Sarah Gay Boswell

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballGolf,
RiflerySoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Adventure Program-middle school, Arts Guild-by audition, Band, Chorus, Community Service, DiGamma Honor Society, Drama, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Honor Council, Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta, Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Team, Student Council, Yearbook Staff, Young Life Band, Chorus, Drama, French Club, Honor Council, Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta, Peer Leaders, Spanish Club, Yearbook Staff, Young Life, Adventure Program-middle school,
Arts Guild-by audition,
Community Service,
DiGamma Honor Society,
Environmental Club,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Multi-Cultural Club,
National Honor Society,
Speech and Debate Team,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • BGA is a school rich in history and tradition. From the Honor Code to the annual tug between the two societies, The Greers and The Platos, students and graduates have a bond that links them together. Graduates from BGA are accepted at many of the finest colleges and universities in the country.

Profile last updated: 09/04/2015

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School Reviews

Our son transferred from a public high school to BGA and we couldn't be more pleased! The staff, teachers (some doctorate level), and parents have been so welcoming to our family. Our son was coasting by with a 3.4 at the public school. At BGA, he's fighting for his grades and learning vital study and time management skills. When speaking with college recruiters, BGA is a definite ice breaker. Recruiters are falling over themselves to get to our kids. I highly, highly recommend the BGA experience to a parent who wants their child to succeed in life and be around others who want the same.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
My daughter has had a wonderful 5 years in the Lower School. She has been nurtured, supported and loved by the Lower School teachers. As well, Dr. Graham, the principal, is a tremendous administrator and the kids and parents love him! I would strongly suggest that you visit the school.
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13

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