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honors and advanced placement courses offered in English, World Languages, Math, Science, History, Computer, and Fine Arts


offered to BA graduates in academic, athletic, talent or leadership scholarships over the last two years

Brentwood Academy’s upper school serves students in grades 9 through 12, focusing all aspects of school life on fulfilling the school’s mission to nurture and challenge each whole person—body, mind and spirit—to the glory of God.

Well done to our Q3 Headmaster & Honor Roll recipients

Academic Life

The upper school academic day operates on a modified block schedule. Most classes in this program are 90 minutes long and meet every other day throughout the school year. Students are expected to take six classes each semester. Semesters are divided into two grading periods (quarters) and include midterm and final exams. Students participate in elective courses and core academics. Courses offered include: English, history, science, mathematics, world languages (French, Latin, and Spanish), arts, speech, drama, instrumental band, vocal music, journalism (yearbook), computer and Bible.

Beyond the classroom


Brentwood Academy's award-winning robotics team, the Iron Eagles, was founded in 2013 by former BA physics teacher Wendy Stallings. The original team won the state competition its first year, going on to compete in the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship. It has since grown to more than 40 students and has earned several world and state championship titles.

Beyond the classroom


We encourage an athletic environment in which Christlike humility and self-discipline are the priorities, cultivating a spirit of competition, teamwork and always doing one’s best. Our emphasis on athletic excellence and our winning tradition must never overshadow the more important goal: to reach students and touch lives for God’s glory.

Beyond the classroom

Arts & Music

We believe every student has unique God-given talents and abilities, and we are committed to helping students discover and explore those gifts to their fullest potential with more than 30 visual and performing arts opportunities available each year at Brentwood Academy.

Experience BA

  • Curriculum

    From math to world languages, Brentwood Academy is committed to imparting lifelong skills. We focus on critical thinking, developing natural talents, broadening knowledge and fostering spiritual growth, ultimately preparing students for college and adult life.

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  • Christian Life

    Although Brentwood Academy is not affiliated with any church or religious denomination, the mission of the school is rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through devotions, assemblies, Bible studies, retreats and service opportunities, our upper school students, faculty and staff articulate the reality of this relationship with Jesus in their lives.

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  • College Counseling

    We believe that to be effective, college counseling shouldn’t wait until senior year. We provide educational workshops beginning in 8th grade and continuing through senior year with increasingly more involved and individualized programming, encouraging students to self-reflect, discover their passions, develop their minds and take charge of their futures.

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  • Leadership

    The upper school is under the leadership of Andy Bradshaw, director, with Dan Wilkerson serving as dean of students. Administrative details are handled by Cathy Locke, receptionist, and Jen Beckley, registrar. Students are part of a grade team and select an advisor from among the faculty on that team.

  • US Headmaster & Honor Roll


Upper School Director

"At Brentwood Academy, we are grateful for your partnership with us in your student’s upper school experience. As Upper School Director, my desire is to nurture and challenge our students in order to prepare them for success in college and beyond. In addition to the numerous Honors and Advanced Placement classes offered as part of our college preparatory curriculum, students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities in fine arts, athletics, robotics, and more. We believe a student's time in the upper school is an important stage where God will equip each one to play their unique part in His larger story."


Upper School Faculty & Staff


Facility Dog

Dana Atkins

English/Physical Education

  • B.A. Clemson University
  • M.A. Furman University

John Ayala


  • B.S. Lipscomb University
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