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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 879 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

Battle Ground Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1889

Student Body

Total Students
879 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Battle Ground Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(School Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $19,975 for Lower School, $25,000 for Middle School and $26,000 for Upper School.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$12,000
Admissions Director
Robin Goertz
Admissions Associate
Elizabeth Spitzer
Endowment Size
$14.1 million

Sports

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.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 879 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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