Bachman Academy

414 Brymer Creek Road
Mc Donald, TN 37353
Tel: (423)479-4523
Grades: 6-12 | 39 students
Bachman Academy is a day and boarding school for children in grades 6-12 with learning differences.
Bachman offers a unique co-ed program for students with Dyslexia, Noverbal Learning Disorder, AD/HD and other learning challenges.
Bachman's structured learning environment features small classes, hands-on instruction, and teaching methods designed to adapt to a variety of learning styles and paces.
The unique curriculum focuses on integrating academics with career education opportunities such as mechanics, horticulture, carpentry, and equestrian.
The 210-acre campus, a country setting in southeastern Tennessee, makes an ideal location for exciting outdoor academic activities.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorders, Asperger's, ADD/ADHD
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 39 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Bachman Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 5 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants, logo shirt, and belt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $49,750
Tuition Notes This includes tuition, dorm room, meals, core academics, electives, some transportation, most on-campus activities, supervision, on-going assessment of progress, mentoring and staff support. 5-Day Boarding, and Day rates also available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Bridgette Owen
Admissions Associate Pamela Murphy


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Bowling, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, TennisBowlingEquestrian,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Environmental Club, Fencing Club, Horticulture, Music, Yearbook Fencing Club, Horticulture, Music, Yearbook, Environmental Club,

School Notes:

  • Day and boarding
  • Grades 6-12
  • co-ed program
  • Specializing in Learning Differences such as Dyslexia, Noverbal Learning Disorder,and AD/HD

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cleveland Christian School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cleveland Christian School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cleveland Christian School (3.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cleveland
    Grades: PK-12 | 112 students
    3.9 miles
    695 S Ocoee St
    Cleveland, TN 37311
  • Cleveland
    Grades: K-8 | 108 students
    4.2 miles
    Po Box 700
    Cleveland, TN 37364
  • Cleveland
    Grades: 4-12 | 16 students
    4.7 miles
    1802 Lois St Se
    Cleveland, TN 37311
  • Cleveland
    Bowman Hills School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 72 students
    6.4 miles
    300 Westview Dr Ne
    Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Ooltewah
    Ooltewah Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 97 students
    7 miles
    9209 Amos Rd
    Ooltewah, TN 37363

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The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $7,844 for elementary schools and $8,826 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tennessee is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).