Battle Ground Academy Photo #5 - The Class of 2016 - 99% of the Class of 2016 were accepted into one of their top 3 college choices.
Battle Ground Academy Photo #6 - 2016 Upper School production of Les Miserables - BGA offers musical and non-musical performance opportunities in all divisions.
Battle Ground Academy Photo #7 - Lower School Book Character Day is one of the many special events held at the Lower School to engage students outside the classroom and encourage them to become life-long learners.
Battle Ground Academy Photo #8 - 6th Grade trip to Camp Pinnacle is one of the trips offered to our middle school students during Middle School Trip Week. 5th grade students visit Camp Marymount, 7th grade explore nature with Adventure Treks, and 8th grade visits Washington D.C. Trip week offers students the chance to step outside their comfort zone and strengthen bonds with classmates.
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 (2023)
- Top Ranked TN School
- Grades: Kindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 908 students
- Average class size: 18 students
- Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Battle Ground Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:
Learning Difference Programs
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Number of AP Courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition for the 2022-23 school year is $20,620 for Lower School, $25,870 for Middle School and $26,920 for Upper School.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Total Sports Offered
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-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
- 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.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What sports does Battle Ground Academy offer?
Battle Ground Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Battle Ground Academy's ranking?
Battle Ground Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest average ACT score, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Battle Ground Academy?
The application deadline for Battle Ground Academy is Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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.
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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