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Calendar of Main Events
The BA Bookstore is where Eagle fans can find all your spirit gear. For spirit gear questions, contact Deborah Rittiner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on textbooks, please contact Cathy Hill at email@example.com (615) 373-0611 ext. 133 or Jason Oggs at firstname.lastname@example.org (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
The bookstore is closed in June for inventory. Between July 1 and Registration Day (August 13), the bookstore is open by appointment only. For spirit gear appointments, contact Deborah Rittiner at email@example.com.
Athletics: Summer Team Activities and Contact Information
Any of the individuals listed below can be contacted by email by using this format: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission Office: Joshua Lester (615) 523-0611 x 316
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: Jeanne Natwick (615) 724-0054
Student Support & Family Life: Alyssa Hall (615) 373-0611 x157
Financial Aid: Corey Sargent (615) 724-3404
Fine Arts: Jenny Oldham (615) 724-2240
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: Kristin Phillips (615) 523-0611 x315 or 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 x 100
Veracross (Portals): Beth Taylor (615) 724-3402
The Brentwood Academy uniform consists of khakis and polo for boys, and plaid skirt and polo for girls. There are a variety of outwear options for all students.
You may visit our on-line store by clicking HERE.
Uniforms may also be purchased at Educational Outfitters.
Other helpful information:
325 Powell Ave, Suite B
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FACTS Online Tuition Payment Information
Fine Arts Information
FINE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES AND AUDITIONS FOR 2021-2022
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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.
Auditions are slated to be held on Wednesday, May 19, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM in the Chorus room, however, there may be modifications to the audition process for this year due to COVID-19 distancing. Please check the AUDITION tab at https://www.academysingers.com/audition.html beginning May 1 to learn updated procedures and sign-up for the audition. Please contact Jenny Oldham at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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
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
- June 7-11
Meal Plan/Dining Information
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).Campus Map (PDF)
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.
2021-22 Registration Day
August 13 from 6:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Registration details to come soon!
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:
If your student would like to try out for the robotics team, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Team capacity is limited.
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.
Date: July 12-16 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Required Book: A Separate Peace
by John Knowles ISBN: 978-0743253970
Date: July 19-23 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Required Book: The Crucible
by Arthur Miller ISBN 0-14-243733-6
Date: July 26-30 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Required Book: 1984
by George Orwell ISBN: 9780451524935 (Signet Edition)
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 email@example.com.
Summer Reading/School Supplies
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.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST (21-22 LISTS COMING SOON!)
6th Grade Supply List
7th Grade Supply List
8th Grade Supply List
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.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.