Battle Ground Academy

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AdvancED
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1889

Student Body

Total Students791 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Battle 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 Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition for the 2018-19 school year is $18,830 for Lower School, $23,050 for Middle School and $23,850 for Upper School.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$11,705
Admissions DirectorRobin Goertz
Admissions AssociateElizabeth Spitzer
Endowment Size$14.1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
RiflerySoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Adventure Program-middle school, Arts Guild-by audition, Band, Chorus, Community Service, DiGamma Honor Society, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Honor Council, Mu Alpha Theta, Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Team, Student Council, Yearbook Staff, Young Life

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  
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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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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The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $9,401 for elementary schools and $10,300 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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