Brentwood Academy

  • Brentwood Academy (grades 6-12) is a co-educational, independent college preparatory school dedicated to nurturing and challenging each whole person--body, mind, and spirit--to the glory of God. Having a vision of the "heart" is foundational to the Brentwood Academy experience.
  • When Bill Brown established BA in 1969, he and the founding trustees envisioned a school that would emphasize the development of each student`s body, mind, and spirit.
  • Their intent was to establish a school that would encourage the cultivation of relationships, service, and community outreach, as well as provide an excellent academic experience.
  • Through the triangle philosophy, symbolizing the spiritual, academic and athletic dimensions of a whole person, we seek to ensure that strong academics and challenging athletics can prosper together in an environment where God is the foundation.
  • A spirit of cooperation, rooted in wholesome relationships, is necessary for this model of education to be effective. See more at: https://www.brentwoodacademy.com/.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1969
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students786 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Brentwood Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiologry, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, World History
Average SAT score1210
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants, collared shirts, skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,690
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant$11,000
Acceptance Rate
73%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJason Mathews
Admissions AssociateJenny Cretin

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Math Team, Model UN, Robotics, Student Leadership Team, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Speech & Debate

School Notes

  • Brentwood Academy's mission and ministry is rooted in the belief that strong relationships provide the best environment for students to flourish and reach their fullest potential. A student's greatest need is to be known by their teachers and peers and more importantly, to know Christ and have a personal relationship with Him. While we challenge each person in academics, athletics, and fine arts, our ultimate goal is to help young men and women discover their God-given talents and to sharpen those gifts to glorify God now and for the future. Our team of college counselors begins working with each student in the 8th grade to help them chart a course for what their future can hold after they graduate. This process is customized for every individual, taking into account their unique needs and dreams.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Franklin
    Grades: K-12 | 791 students
    6.2 miles
    336 Ernest Rice Lane
    Franklin, TN 37069
    (615)794-3501
    6.2 K-12
    791
  • Nashville
    Grades: PK-12 | 756 students
    4.3 miles
    4700 Franklin Pike
    Nashville, TN 37220
    (615)832-8845
    4.3 PK-12
    756
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    2.3 miles
    6544 Murray Lane
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    (615)507-3242
    2.3 NS-12
    318
  • Nashville
    Grades: K-12 | 1073 students
    6.4 miles
    211 Ensworth Place
    Nashville, TN 37205
    (615)250-8916
    6.4 K-12
    1073
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    Lipscomb Academy Photo - "At the Elementary School, your child will be individually known and loved," Jonathan Sheahen, Elementary School Principal
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    Grades: NS-12 | 1224 students
    5.1 miles
    3901 Granny White Pike
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615)966-1600
    5.1 NS-12
    1224

School Reviews

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Brentwood Academy is a community school with a family environment. The teachers are top notch and go above and beyond. The staff and faculty really care about my children. They are receiving a top notch education where they are stretched and encouraged all at the same time. My college age child that is a BA alum, was more than prepared for a college curriculum. The block schedule at BA helped him with time management as a college athlete. We are in our 9th year at BA and it has been a blessing to have other like-minded families and a school that has partnered with us to give our children a firm foundation.
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