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  • Academic Resources
  • Athletics
  • Attendance Hotline/Policy

    Middle School Attendance Hotline: 615-523-0630

    Upper School Attendance Hotline: 615-373-9120

    Attendance Policy (PDF)
  • Book/Spirit Store

    The BA Bookstore is where Eagle fans can find all your spirit gear. For information on textbooks, please contact Jason Oggs in the Business Office (615) 523-0621.

    Regular bookstore hours (during the school year)
    Monday-Friday 7:15-8:15 AM
    Monday-Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
    Friday 12:00-2:00 PM
    Summer hours 

    The bookstore is closed in June for inventory. Between July 1 and Registration Day (August 9), the bookstore is open by appointment only. Please contact Jason Oggs in the Business Office at (615) 523-0621.

  • Business Office
  • Calendars
  • Dining Services
  • Dress Code

    Brentwood Academy will move to an official uniform starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The new uniform will consist of khakis and polo for boys, and plaid skirt and polo for girls. There will be a variety of outwear options for all students. 

    Our on-line store is open and ready for purchases. Click HERE to visit our on-line store.  

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

    You may view the new uniform options and prices by clicking HERE. You may read our uniform Frequently Asked Questions by clicking HERE.  

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

  • Fine Arts Information

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Academy Juniors This extra-curricular vocal ensemble is auditioned from the middle school choruses. 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. Rehearsal times are 7:00 – 7:30 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. Auditions are held in August before school begins. Contact Jenny Oldham at jenny_oldham@brentwoodacademy.com.

    MS Drama Production The Middle School drama production goes up in February. Auditions will be held in late October; this show is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders for both acting and technical support roles. Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS Academy Dancers This group is an auditioned group of intermediate to advanced dancers in grades 6th, 7th and 8th. 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 selected home (MS) football games, pep rallies, (MS) basketball games, a regional dance team competition in December, 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 dancewear costs to be determined. Dancers of all levels are welcomed at auditions. Clinics are held in May and the tryout clinics are the tryout. Try-Out packets will be available in the dance studio by the end of April. 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 Kasey Carmona at kasey_carmona@brentwoodacademy.com.

    MS Band Our beginning and Intermediate bands are graded/credit classes in the curriculum during the school day. Extracurricular opportunities for middle school instrumentalists include participation in the pep band for basketball season, and a Blues class, which meets one morning a week during the 2nd semester. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com

    UPPER SCHOOL

    US Fall Play Our upper school presents a straight show each fall. Auditions will be held during the first two weeks of school. Both actors as well as technical support will be sought. Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    US Spring Musical Our upper school musical is presented at the end of April. Rehearsals will run throughout second semester. Auditions for this show will be held in December prior to Christmas break. Contact either Jenny Oldham or Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com Jenny_oldham@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. 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. However, 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, a regional competition in December 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 dancewear costs to be determined. Clinics are held in May and the clinics are the tryouts. 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 include sight-reading, part-singing, solo performance and stage presence.

    Auditions are held mid-May for the following year. Please sign-up on the fine arts table in the backstage lobby or contact Mrs. Oldham at jenny_oldham@brentwoodacademy.com. Please be sure to clearly print your email address so you may be contacted should a call-back be required. Students are required to stay for the entire audition.

    There are two parts to the audition:

    • Sight-Reading—Students will be asked to clap a short rhythm and to sight-read a short melody, using any neutral syllable (na,na,na) solfege (do re mi fa) or numbers (1, 2, 3). obby beginning May 1. Sight-reading auditions will be recorded for reference. Examples of sight-reading exercises may be found on the Academy Singer website under the AUDITION tab: www.AcademySingers.com beginning May 1.—
    • Solo Performance and Stage Presence & Part-Singing—Part two of the audition will be held in the chorus during mid-May. Students are 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 discernable melody that does not heavily depend on an instrumental track since the solos will be sung a cappella.


    In addition to the solo audition, students will be asked to sing a harmony part (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone or bass) of a short musical excerpt. Good intonation (pitch) is an important part of this criterion. No preparation is necessary, these parts will be taught as a part of the audition. Students are required to stay for the entire audition. For more information, please contact Jenny Oldham at jenny_oldham@brentwoodacademy.com

    US 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. No audition is required for participation. Upper School students should contact Austin Groves: austin_groves@brentwoodacademy.com.

    US Jazz Band Our Upper School Jazz ensemble meets as a class 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. Auditions will be held mid-May for the following year. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com

    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. Auditions will be held mid-May for the following year. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com or Jeffrey Wills at jeffrey_wills@brentwoodacademy.com

    Pep Band The football and basketball pep bands are extracurricular opportunities for all instrumentalists who play an instrument that fits the setting. The Pep Band plays at all Friday home games and some away games (usually playoffs) as applicable. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Audition Information for 2019-2020
  • Forms
  • Going to Middle School
  • Parent Involvement
  • Post a Career Opportunity

    Brentwood Academy is building a network of internships, shadowing, and job connections for current juniors, seniors, and college alums.  If you or your organization would be interested in providing career-related opportunities, please complete the online form.  Career opportunities are shared with students and alumni through an internal networking portal.

    Online Form
  • 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
  • Short-term Distance Learning

    SHORT-TERM DISTANCE LEARNING

    In the 2021-2022 school year, our ViewBoards will allow us to offer short-term, distance learning for students who require extended absences due to illness. Due to the time and resources needed for students to effectively participate in distance learning, Brentwood Academy will be returning to the expectation that all students be on campus for in-person learning. The protocol for requesting distance learning for an extended illness is as follows:

    1. After a student has been absent due to illness for two days, the parent should contact Dan Wilkerson (upper school) or Kim Elliott (middle school) to request distance learning.
      • Please note that a one-or-two-day absence for any reason will require students to make up work as normal without distance learning via Teams. 
    1. A call to Dan Wilkerson or Kim Elliott will be required by 1:00 PM for distance learning to begin the following day.
    2. Once the request has been granted, the student’s teachers will be notified by the division head.
    3. The student will receive the needed resources via Veracross or @baeagles email and will be granted access to Teams video conference for instructional time.
    4. The division head will stay in contact with parents to determine the duration of distance learning.
    5. A doctor’s note will be required for approved distance learning.

  • Summer Math

    Without practice, students are at risk of losing new mathematical knowledge and weakening basic skills. With consistent practice over the summer months, students do not require as much review and are able to better connect new concepts with previously learned material. While Brentwood Academy does not require summer work for all students, we do highly recommend that students work practice problems for at least 30 minutes a week. Below are some resources that we would recommend to help students sharpen their skills over the summer. 

    Summer Skills

    Khan Academy (review topics learned in previous years)

  • 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. 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.

  • Supplies and Summer Reading
  • 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.