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  • Calendar of Main Events
  • Bookstore

    The BA Bookstore is where Eagle fans can find all your spirit gear. For spirit gear questions, contact Deborah Rittiner at bookstore@brentwoodacademy.com. For information on textbooks, please contact Cathy Hill at cathy_hill@brentwoodacademy.com (615) 373-0611 ext. 133 or Jason Oggs at jason_oggs@brentwoodacademy.com (615) 523-0621 in the Business Office.

    Regular bookstore hours (during the school year)

    Monday-Thursday 7:15-8:15 AM & 2:30-3:30 PM
    Friday 7:45-8:45 AM & 12:00-2:00 PM

    Summer hours
    The bookstore is closed in June for inventory. Between July 1 and Registration Day, the bookstore is open by appointment only. For spirit gear appointments, contact Deborah Rittiner at bookstore@brentwoodacademy.com.

  • Athletics: Summer Team Activities and Contact Information
  • Contact Information

    Any of the individuals listed below can be contacted by email by using this format: firstname_lastname@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Admission Office: Corey Sargent (615) 724-3404

    Athletics: Barbara Carney (615) 467-0993

    Bookstore: Jason Oggs (615) 523-0621

    Bridges Program: Kristin Vazquez (615) 373-0611 X166

    Business Office: Jason Oggs (615) 523-0621

    College Counseling: Shelley Miller (615) 467-0992

    Communications: Jennifer Smith (615)373-0611 x611

    Student Support & Family Life: Alyssa Hall (615) 373-0611 x157

    Financial Aid: Corey Sargent (615) 724-3404

    Fine Arts: Matt Nygren (615) 373-0611 x117

    Middle School Office: Kim Elliott (615) 523-0611 X300

    Registrar: Lea Ann Renner (615) 724-3403

    Robotics: Chris Allen (615) 373-0611 x198

    Summer Camps: Chandler Ganick (615) 373-0611 x156

    Tuition/FACTS: Jason Oggs (615) 523-0621 or Sarah Wilkerson (615) 523-0622

    Upper School Office: Cathy Locke (615) 373-0611 x100

    Veracross (Portals): Beth Taylor (615) 724-3402

  • Dress Code

    The Brentwood Academy uniform consists of khakis and polo for boys, and plaid skirt and polo for girls. There are a variety of outerwear options for all students. 

    You may visit our on-line store by clicking HERE

    Uniforms may also be purchased at Educational Outfitters.
    www.educationaloutfittersnashville.com.

    Other helpful information:

    Educational Outfitters
    325 Powell Ave, Suite B
    Nashville, TN 37209
    Nashville.educationaloutfitters.com

  • FACTS Online Tuition Payment Information

    Brentwood Academy utilizes FACTS for all tuition payments. FACTS is a secure online payment service that offers multiple payment plan options via credit card, automatic bank draft, and invoice.

    FACTS Account Registration Instructions

    FACTS Frequently Asked Questions

  • Fine Arts Information

    FINE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES AND AUDITIONS FOR 2021-2022

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Academy Juniors
    This extra-curricular vocal ensemble is auditioned from the middle school chorus elective classes. Selected students have an opportunity to learn more advanced repertoire, ranging from pop to sacred music styles. Students perform for a variety of school and community events. Currently, Academy Juniors are excused from Chorus and study hall one day each week to rehearse. There may be some rehearsals scheduled from 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM on selected days TBA). Auditions are held in August prior to registration. Contact Ally Hard at ally_hard@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS Drama Production
    Auditions for the Middle School drama production will be in the fall semester of 2021. This show is open to Grades 6-8 for both acting and technical support roles.  In order to audition, students must complete a conflict form outlining any dates for which they will not be available. Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS Dance PE 
    This dance offering satisfies the PE requirement for any MS student wanting to improve her dance skills. The class meets Monday-Friday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Whether the student is a serious or beginner dancer, they are able to study and develop technique in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and hip-hop genres. PE Dance is a semester long requirement. Contact Robyne Kennedy at robyne_kennedy@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS Academy Dancers (audition required)
    This group is an auditioned group of intermediate to advanced dancers in grades 6-8. Although participation in our dance classes is encouraged, girls will NOT be required to be in the BA dance classes in order to audition for Academy Dancers. They must, however, commit to the practice and performance schedule. The Middle School Academy dancers will dance at home (MS) football games, pep rallies, (MS) basketball games, some varsity football and basketball games, and the Spring Dance Show in May. MS Academy Dancers will be required to attend summer dance practices that are mandatory, and each girl will be responsible for the fees as well as dance wear costs to be determined. Dancers of all levels are welcomed at auditions. Please email Robyne Kennedy to obtain a tryout packet after April 19. Tryout Clinics will be held on Monday, May 10 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Tuesday, May 11 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. The dancers will get Wednesday May 12 off to work on the material and return for tryouts on Friday, May 14 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Contact Robyne Kennedy at robyne_kennedy@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS Speech (Forensics) – no audition required
    Speech (Forensics) is an extra-curricular activity that allows students to showcase their speaking and acting skills in a competitive arena. Categories include Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Prose and Poetry. Contact Cari Cheetwood at cari_cheetwood@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS Band
    Our Beginning and Intermediate Bands meet as classes in the curriculum during the school day. They are both traditional wind bands that include brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Students are instructed in instrumental technique, music literacy, and performance skills. Beginning Band is for students who have never played a traditional wind band instrument before. Intermediate Band is for students who have had at least one year of school band experience or comparable instruction. No audition is required for either band. Contact Matt Nygren for details at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS Blues/Jazz Band
    Middle school students with at least one year of instrumental experience can join this extracurricular Blues/Jazz class. Students will get an overview of these two musical styles to include performance techniques and an introduction to improvisation. This is an excellent training ground for those who might be interested in auditioning for our upper school jazz and rock bands when the time comes. Unlike the Beginning and Intermediate Band classes, this group does accommodate students who play guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and drum set. No audition is required, but Mr. Nygren will interview each student to make sure that they are ready for the challenge. This group meets Mondays at 7:00 AM and Fridays at 2:00 PM during Q2, Q3, and Q4. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com

    UPPER SCHOOL

    US Fall Play
    Our upper school presents a straight show each fall. Both actors as well as technical support will be sought. Auditions are typically held mid May with rehearsals beginning in late summer, but they may be postponed due to COVID-19 distancing. Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    US Spring Musical

    Our upper school musical is presented in April.  Rehearsals will run throughout second semester.  Auditions for this show will be held in November.  In order to audition, students must complete a conflict form outlining any dates for which they will not be available. Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    US Academy Dancers 
    Auditions are open to all rising 9th–12th grade girls. There is an intense workout and practice commitment required of this group that will be fully outlined in information available through Mrs. Kennedy. All dancers must commit to the practice and performance schedule. The Upper School Academy Dancers perform at home varsity football games, home basketball games, pep rallies, TSSAA State Dance Competition in November, Nationals in March and the Spring dance show in May. Dancers will be expected to make the necessary time commitment after reviewing details outlined in the tryout packet. US Academy Dancers will be required to attend summer dance practices that are mandatory, and each girl will be responsible for the fees as well as dance wear costs to be determined. Please email Robyne Kennedy to obtain a tryout packet on April 19. Tryout Clinics will be held on Thursday, May 27 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Friday, May 28 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The clinics are the audition. Contact Robyne Kennedy at robyne_kennedy@brentwoodacademy.com.

    US Academy Singers
    The Academy Singers is a vocal ensemble that meets as a class for the entire school year with the goal of performing, as well as recording a professional quality CD. Students are expected to market and sell CDs of their recording as a part of the class.

    Audition Criteria:

    • Solo Performance - Students will be asked to prepare 30-seconds of a song in any style without accompaniment or tracks. Song choice should allow for the student to demonstrate strength of range and vocal quality, and students should deliver the song with a confident and poised stage presence. It is always a good idea to select a song that has a discernible melody that does not heavily depend on an instrumental track since the solos will be sung a cappella.
    • Sight-Reading - Students will be asked to sight-read a short melody, using any neutral syllable (na,na,na) solfege (do re mi fa) or numbers (1, 2, 3). Examples of sight-reading exercises may be found on the Academy Singer website under the AUDITION tab at https://www.academysingers.com/audition.html

    • Part-Singing - Students will be asked to sing a harmony part (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone or bass) of a short musical excerpt. The ability to blend, adapt to the musical style, and perform with good intonation (pitch) are important parts of this criterion.

    • Stage Presence - Students should sing with good stage presence (visually expressive, able to perform in a convincing manner appropriate to the style of the song.

    • Attitude and Commitment -  The Academy Singers is a team sport that is only as strong as its weakest link. Each member will be required to commit to learning his/her part, maintain a high moral standard, and a positive attitude throughout the year.

    Please contact David Wise at david_wise@brentwoodacademy.com

    US Speech (Forensics) – no audition required for junior varsity participation
    Speech (Forensics) is an extra-curricular activity that allows students to showcase their speaking and acting skills in a competitive arena. Categories include Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Prose and Poetry. Upper School students should contact Austin Groves at austin_groves@brentwoodacademy.com.

    US Concert Band – Concert Band is a continuation of the wind band tract that begins in middle school. Concert Band meets as a class in the curriculum during the entire school and plays classical, modern, and contemporary wind band music from the best composers and arrangers for school bands. The full band performs a Christmas concert and a spring concert each year. Concert Band members also perform one chamber music program each semester as subsets of the whole band, which are The Woodwind Ensemble, The Brass Ensemble, and The Percussion Ensemble. No audition is required, but prior school band experience is a pre-requisite. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com

    US Jazz Band - Our Upper School Jazz Ensemble meets as a class in the curriculum during the entire school year.  Brass and woodwind students must also be in the concert band in order to participate in the Jazz Ensemble. Exceptions are made only for academic scheduling concerns. Guitarists, pianists and drummers who do not play a concert band instrument can participate in jazz band only. Our jazz ensemble is a traditional jazz band covering all of the major jazz styles (swing, latin, be-bop, fusion, etc.) with an emphasis on the theory and skills required for jazz improvisation. This group requires and audition. If you are interested in playing in our Jazz Band next year, contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com. He will work with you to schedule an audition/interview and see if this band is a good fit for you.

    US Contemporary Music Ensemble/Rock Band
    This versatile group plays current pop music, classic rock, and contemporary Christian music and serves instrumentalists who play drums, keyboards, bass, and guitar.  This group also meets as a class for the entire year. This group requires an audition. If you are interested in playing in our Jazz Band next year, contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com. He will work with you to schedule an audition/interview and see if this band is a good fit for you.

  • Going To 6th, 7th, 8th Meeting Documents
  • Bridges-Orientation

    Welcome to Bridges! Upper School students will have two sessions to choose from for the Bridges workshop. Please see times below for the June and July sessions. 

    • June 7-11
      • June 7-9 / 8:00 AM -2:00 PM
      • June 10-11 / 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • July 19-23
      • July 19-21 / 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • July 22-23 / 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Upper School Parents Orientation Meeting: June 7 or July 19 at 8:00 AM in Library Round Room

    Upper School Parent Letter

  • Math Summer Skills Workbook for 6th Graders

    To best prepare for math at Brentwood Academy, all incoming 6th grade students should work through the summer skills sharpener workbook. This workbook provides students with an opportunity to reinforce math concepts learned through 5th grade. We recommend students work three to four times a week in their workbook throughout the summer. Students will bring completed workbooks to math class at the beginning of the school year. The workbook is $18; you may order by clicking the link below. 

    Please contact Jennifer Ann Clark, 6th grade chair/math teacher, or Bonnie Hall, Math department chair, for questions concerning summer work.

    jenniferann_clark@brentwoodacademy.com

    bonnie_hall@brentwoodacademy.com

    Order Skills Sharpener Workbook HERE
  • Meal Plan/Dining Information

    2020-2021 Meal Plan  

    Meal Plan Options

    Dining Hall Premium Items

     

    2021-2022 Meal Plan Coming Soon!

  • Parent Involvement

    The BA Parents' Association (BAPA) furthers the mission of Brentwood Academy by supporting academic and community-building programs through volunteerism and fundraising events.

    Parents are encouraged to get involved in the life of the school. Some of volunteer roles that BAPA coordinates are football gates, parking and concessions, Back to School picnic, Grandparents Day, Parent Ambassadors and many more. 

    Because parents choose to support the Annual Fund — traditionally, more than 90% parent participation — we limit fundraising activities to a community event, business sponsorship, and an auction.

    The BAPA Advisory Board is comprised of parent volunteers who accept a three-year term to oversee assigned BAPA activities.

    Parents automatically become members of BAPA when they enroll their child(ren) at Brentwood Academy.

    Visit the Parents Association page for more information. 

  • Pick-up/Drop-Off & Campus Map

    School begins each day at 7:45 AM. Middle school students may be dropped off and picked up at the middle school accessible via the north entrance on campus (view or download pdf below).

    Upper school students may be dropped off and picked up at the main entrances along Granny White Pike (at the bell tower or the administration lobby entrance) or at the Fine Arts Center entrance. These are all accessible via the south entrance on campus.

    For students driving to campus, vehicle registration information will be made available in the registration process.

    Exterior doors are locked after 7:45 AM for security purposes. If you arrive after this time, please enter the upper school through the administrative lobby entrance and the middle school through the main middle school entrance. There, you will sign in and receive a name tag.

    Pick up times vary according to a student's participation in PE or team sports at the end of each day. Please refer to your child's individual schedule.

    Campus Map (PDF)
  • Registration Day

    2021-22 Registration Day

    August 13 from 6:30 AM - 12:20 PM

     

    Registration details to come soon!

  • Robotics

    2020-2021 Middle School Information

    BA Robotics season is approaching and we are inviting your 7th or 8th grade student to try out for the Iron Eagles robotics competition team for the 2020-21 season.

    The Iron Eagles are multi-year state champions. We qualify multiple teams to compete at the World Championship every year, and are the most highly awarded program in the state. We provide customized summer training to give incoming team members the fundamentals of competition robotics, as well as more advanced trainings for returning team members. We have some of the most highly skilled mentors of any team in the region. Our robotics alumni have received scholarships to attend some of the top universities in the country, including MIT, Purdue, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, and the US Naval Academy.

    Students are able to commit varying levels of time to robotics, ranging from one or two afternoons per week for students who participate in other activities, through 4 days a week for the most deeply involved students.

    The new game is called "Change Up". Check out the video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxs0q9UoMDQ

    If your student would like to try out for the robotics team, please email
    robotics@brentwoodacademy.com. Team capacity is limited.

  • School Transportation

    BRENTWOOD ACADEMY EAGLE EXPRESS 

    Brentwood Academy understands the impact that increased traffic has on your daily commute. In an effort to help alleviate that pressure, we are excited to continue offering a morning transportation service for the 2020-2021 school year. Your student will enjoy a safe, comfortable ride in a brand new Ford Transit 12-passenger van. Currently, we are offering two routes for families: a south route starting in Spring Hill and an east route starting in Antioch. The buses will run each morning that school is in session. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

    Click below to visit our Eagle Express page and learn more.

    Learn More
  • Summer Camps at BA

    BA offers a wide variety of athletic, academic and fine arts camps each summer for ages 5-18. Visit the Summer Camps page on our website for more information.

    Summer at BA
  • Summer Reading Enrichment for Upper School Students

    During the month of July and early August, Mr. Lyle Husband will offer a weeklong summer reading session for each upper school grade level to help improve the summer reading experience. During this time, the students and Mr. Husband will read aloud the required summer reading book and discuss it intensively.

    As you may know, students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of summer reading texts in a variety of ways during August and September. Several assessments early in the school year are tied to summer reading, and the work we do will be a very valuable step toward a great start of the school year. This enrichment program is free, open to anyone, organized by grade level, and has the potential to positively impact the students’ first quarter averages.

    During this time together, students will read aloud the required text, focusing on reading speed, accuracy, phrasing, and expression. Students will also learn valuable reading strategies and complete graphic organizers to aid the understanding of character analysis and important themes. In short, students who take advantage of this opportunity will be more prepared and confident as they begin school in August.

    Each student needs to bring the required summer reading book and pens and pencils. All meetings will be in Mr. Husband's classroom in the Freshmen Hall, room 205.

    Grade/Dates/Time/Required Book
    Grade: 9
    Date: July 12-16 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book: A Separate Peace
    by John Knowles ISBN: 978-0743253970

    Grade: 10
    Date: July 19-23 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book: The Crucible
    by Arthur Miller ISBN 0-14-243733-6

    Grade: 11
    Date: July 26-30 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book: 1984
    by George Orwell ISBN: 9780451524935 (Signet Edition)

    Grade: 12
    Date: August 2-6 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book: Things Fall Apart
    by Chinua Achebe ISBN: 0-385-474547

    You may contact Mr. Husband with any questions at lyle_husband@brentwoodacademy.com.

  • Summer Reading/School Supplies
  • Vision Screening

    As a service to all incoming students, we will be providing evaluations of visual skills that are not often assessed in a routine vision exam but are important for reading and processing. These evaluations will take place on June 9 and July 14 from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM in the downstairs study hall. Evaluations, which take about 15 minutes, will identify areas where visual skills can be strengthened, thus increasing the opportunity for academic success.

    Please use the below link to sign up for a vision screening.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054FA8AA28ABFD0-bavision2

    If you have any questions, please contact Amy Clarke at amy_clarke@brentwoodacademy.com.

  • Veracross

    Veracross
    How do students log in to their account?
    • Students should use their password to access their Veracross student account.
    • Students who have difficulty logging into their accounts should email veracross@brentwoodacademy.com for assistance with the log-in process.
    • Many Veracross questions can be answered on the Veracross FAQ sheet. Click HERE to access the FAQ sheet. 

Calendar

Thursday, Oct 28
MS Boys Soccer A-Team v. Poplar Grove Middle School
Thursday, Oct 28
MS Wrestling v. Pope John Paul II Middle School
Thursday, Oct 28
MS Boys Soccer B-Team v. Poplar Grove Middle School
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