Battle Ground Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (615)794-3501
  • 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1889

Student Body

Total Students773 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeBattle Ground Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1240
Average ACT score27

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,500
Admissions DirectorRobin Goertz
Admissions AssociateElizabeth Spitzer

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, 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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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.
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5  1/31/2013
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.
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