Our desire is to encourage an athletic environment where Christ-like humility and self-discipline are the priorities — where we cultivate 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.
We encourage contemplative learning along with practical opportunities to experience life lessons. We recognize the significance of test scores, college entrances and our number of National Merit scholars, but our expressed priority is nurturing a strong academic work ethic to develop lifelong learners, keeping the pursuit of truth our primary directive at all times.
We know any attempt to institutionalize the personal relationship with the Creator we receive through Jesus Christ with spiritual emphasis programs or religious talk ultimately falls short. At BA, we are more concerned with the quality and depth of our relationships than the outcome of our efforts, humbly using the gifts and talents He has given us to His glory.
When Bill Brown established Brentwood Academy in 1969, he and the founding trustees envisioned a school that would emphasize the development of each student’s body, mind, and spirit, encouraging the cultivation of relationships, service and community outreach.
We seek to nurture the whole person — spiritually, intellectually and physically — so we work to ensure strong academics and challenging athletics prosper together in an environment where God is the foundation. To be effective, this model of education requires a spirit of cooperation rooted in wholesome relationships, which we strive toward cultivating every day.
Apply To Brentwood Academy
New families to the Brentwood Academy admission process must CLICK HERE TO APPLY! You will receive login information to access the admission portal, including admission events and our online application.
Returning or current families may navigate directly to your parent portal to add a prospective student, access admission events, and our online application.
Admission Application Checklist Items:
Photo Upload, Student Questionnaire, Parent Questionnaire, App Fee, Educational Testing Questionnaire
Official Grades from Current School: As part of the admission process, we REQUIRE a copy of official records from your child’s current school. This checklist item includes an official request for records form,all you need to do is complete the form and send to the appropriate person at your child’s current school. Once completed, please have all records sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Note: Please allow for one grading period of your student(s) current school year to be completed before requesting official grades.
Recommendations: We require two recommendations (academic & general). These can be requested using the digital forms available in your admission portal. The academic recommendation should be submitted by a current core content teacher. The general recommendation should be a character reference (i.e. someone your student(s) engage with outside of school, pastor, neighbor, coach, etc.) Note: If your child is currently in a Williamson County School, we are aware they do not allow academic recommendation so please request two general recommendations instead.
Admission Testing: Our admission testing requirement is the OLSAT. Admission Testing will be offered at both Admission Days. For current applicants, you can register for an Admission Day via your admission portal. If you have not yet begun an application and would like to join us for Admission Day, you can register HERE.
Admission Interview: Once you have completed the admission requirements, interview dates and times will appear in your admission portal. Brentwood Academy offers interviews on select dates and times November through mid February.
Questions? Email our admission office or call us at 615-523-0611Apply Now
August 1: 23-24 Applications LIVE
Monday, October 3 - Financial Aid Apps LIVE
Saturday, November 12 - Admission Day
Friday, December 16 - Deadline to be included in Round 1
Thursday, January 12 - Round 1 Admission Decision Release
Tuesday, February 1 - Financial Aid Applications Due
Saturday, February 4 - Admission Day
Friday, February 17 - Deadline to be included in Round 2
Thursday, February 23rd - 2nd Round Admission Decision Release
Wednesday, March 8th - Common Reply Date
Tuition & Financial Aid
Brentwood Academy is committed to accepting students for admission from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Our board of trustees has a need-based financial aid policy that dictates a percentage of tuition budget to be used exclusively for financial aid.Learn More
The BA Way
Our lockers don't lock.
We are serious about integrity, so we keep an “open locker” policy campus-wide, encouraging our students to be trustworthy and respectful of others.
Our students clean their own school
Students at BA don’t just learn about personal responsibility in theory. They practice it daily, which includes participating in campus-wide clean-up at the same time every day.
We honor BA values 24/7
Our students commit to a standard of high moral character, and they are expected to uphold these values 24/7, whether they’re on campus or not.
My BA Story
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What kind of school is Brentwood Academy?
Brentwood Academy is a co-educational, independent, college preparatory school dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—to the glory of God. Brentwood Academy serves students in grades 6 through 12.
Where is Brentwood Academy located?
Brentwood Academy is located at 219 Granny White Pike in Brentwood, TN 37027.Get directions or see a campus map.
What is the student/faculty ratio at Brentwood Academy?
The ratio of students to faculty is 8 to 1. The average class size is 17 students.
What kinds of academic programs are available?
Brentwood Academy is a college preparatory school, offering a variety of classes including honors and Advanced Placement courses. Students study English, mathematics, science, history, world languages [French, Spanish, Latin], religion, art, forensics and speech, drama, instrumental music, vocal music, drama, theater production, and life skills.Learn More About Academics
What athletic teams does Brentwood Academy offer?
Brentwood Academy fields teams in both team and club sports. Students participate on teams in five different levels—upper school varsity, upper school junior varsity, middle school varsity, middle school junior varsity, and sixth grade. Brentwood Academy upper school teams compete in the Middle Region of Division II of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association [TSSAA]; the middle school is a member of the Harpeth Valley Athletic Association [HVAC].Learn More About Athletics
Are there fine arts opportunities?
Yes. Brentwood Academic offers academic and extra-curricular opportunities in band, vocal performance, dance, theater, speech and debate, and visual arts for all ages. Learn more about the specific offerings in the Fine Arts section of our website.Learn More About Fine Arts
Is Brentwood Academy affiliated with any church or religious organization?
Brentwood Academy is not affiliated with any church or religious denomination, and prospective families do not have to sign a statement of faith prior to enrollment. The school’s mission, however, is to nurture and challenge the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—to the glory of God. This mission is rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and faculty and staff articulate the reality of this relationship in their lives and in the classroom.
How much does Brentwood Academy cost?
Tuition and Financial Aid: https://brentwoodacademy.com/prospective-families/tuition-financial-aid/
How is Brentwood Academy accredited?
Brentwood Academy is dually accredited through the Southern Association of Independent Schools [SAIS] and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges [SACS]. BA is also accredited by the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA).
Does Brentwood Academy offer financial aid?
Financial aid is need-based and is available to all qualified families. Families interested in applying for aid may apply on-line at sss.nais.org in November. Parents may also contact the admission office to request the form for making an application through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, New Jersey. Based on the results of this report, the Financial Aid committee determines the amount given to each qualified applicant. Limited funds are available each year, and applicants should request financial aid information prior to March 1.Learn More About Financial Aid