We are thrilled your family is ready to apply to Brentwood Academy.
As students pass through our doors, they are nurtured and challenged – body, mind, and spirit– to the glory of God. More than 3,000 BA alumni are making their mark on the world. It is an honor for us to be a part of our students' stories.
We look forward to the possibility of becoming a part of yours.
Parents are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 9:00 AM to learn more about life at Brentwood Academy.
NOV 11: FALL ADMISSION DAY
Parents and students seeking admission are invited to join us on Admission Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 8:00 AM. This event is by invitation only and those interested in attending must have submitted their application. After a brief reception, students will complete the entrance testing required for admission, while parents learn more about the Brentwood Academy experience from the faculty and staff who know us so well.
You can find more information regarding Admission Day by clicking below.
DEc 15: Family Interview Deadline for 1st Round Consideration
Families seeking to be included in the first round of consideration for admission to BA must have their family interview completed by Friday, December 15, 2023. For more information regarding family interviews, contact the Admission Office or read the FAQs below.
jan 12: 1st Round Admission Decision Release
On January 12, 2024, the 1st round of admission decisions will be released.
Feb 1: Financial aid application deadline
All financial aid applications are due on Thursday, February 1, 2024. For more information regarding financial aid awards and applications click below.
Parents and students seeking admission are invited to join us on Admission Day, Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 8:00 AM. This event is by invitation only and those interested in attending must have submitted their application. After a brief reception, students will complete the entrance testing required for admission, while parents learn more about the Brentwood Academy experience from the faculty and staff who know us so well. You can find more information regarding Admission Day by clicking below.
FEb 16: Family Interview Deadline for 2nd Round Consideration
Families seeking to be included in the first round of consideration for admission to BA must have their family interview completed by Friday, February 16, 2024. For more information regarding family interviews, contact the Admission Office or read the FAQs below.
FEb 22: 2nd Round Admission Decision Release
On Thursday, February 22, 2024, the 2nd round of admission decisions will be released.
MAR 1: financial aid decisions released
On Friday, March 1, 2024, families will be notified of any financial aid awards.
Mar 6: Common RePly
Families have until Wednesday, March 6, 2024, to notify Brentwood Academy of their acceptance or decline admission to Brentwood Academy for the following schoolyear.
New families: The Brentwood Academy admission process begins with creating an online account. You will receive login information to access the admission portal via email shortly after creating your account.
Current families: You can navigate directly to the admission portal via their existing parent portal on Veracross to begin the online application for a new prospective student.
CAN I SAVE AND CONTINUE MY WORK?
The admission portal has no “save & return” feature, only a "submit" function. We highly recommend you type your answers to the questionnaires in a separate document that you can transfer into the application portal. This way, you do not lose your responses if you need to exit the application for any reason.
WhAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO APPLY?
During the application process, we will request your student's most recent report card, official records, an academic recommendation, and a general recommendation. Other documents may be required.
HOW DO I REQUEST OFFICIAL RECORDS?
Request Official Records: As part of the admission process, we require a copy of official records from your student’s current school. You can access the official request for records form below.
You will need to complete the form and send it to the appropriate person at your student’s current school. Once completed, all records can be sent to email@example.com. You may also download a copy of the form by clicking the “Request for Records” icon on the Admission Portal Home Page.
Note: Please allow first-quarter grades to be completed at your current school before requesting official grades.
WHAT IF I CANNOT REQUEST AN ACADEMIC RECOMMENDATION FROM A TEACHER?
We require two recommendations, an academic and a general recommendation. These can be easily requested via digital forms in your admission portal. All you will need is the name and email address of your recommender. The academic recommendation should be completed by a current core subject teacher (math, English, science, or history), and the general recommendation should be someone who has experience with your student outside of school. Often this recommendation comes from a coach, pastor, neighbor, church member, etc.
Note: If your student attends a Williamson/Davidson County school, we are aware they do not allow teachers to submit academic recommendations. Please use the academic form to request a second general recommendation.
WHAT ENTRANCE TEST DO YOU REQUIRE?
The admission entrance test we require is the OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test). This multiple-choice assessment measures processing ability and reasoning skills with several different types of verbal, non-verbal, figural, and quantitative reasoning questions. We offer this test at both Admission Days.
Note: We also accept the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), but require an additional writing portion. If you are taking the ISEE in place of the OLSAT, please send your scores to Brentwood Academy and email firstname.lastname@example.org to set-up the writing portion.
Yes. We want to get to know your family! Once the application and checklist items are complete, available interview dates and times will appear in the “Admission Events” section of your portal for you to schedule an interview time that works for your family. Brentwood Academy offers family interviews on select dates and times from November through February, generally lasting one hour. Both parents and applicant(s) are required to attend.
Twice each year, Brentwood Academy opens its campus to prospective families. Join us to meet faculty and current students, hear about our programs and offerings, and see for yourself what BA is all about.