Vision & Values
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.
Join us for a Virtual Tour
During our current practice of social distancing, we are offering a fun and engaging way for you to learn more about the mission and ministry of Brentwood Academy. Just click the link and check it out!
Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM (no
Get the Brentwood Academy experience firsthand and see if our community is right for you and your family! Stop by any Tuesday at 8:30 AM without a reservation, or schedule a tour with us any other weekday.
April 4, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Our Open House is a great opportunity for families to learn more about what BA is like from the students, parents and faculty who know it best. Discover BA’s unique culture, mission and ministry by joining us for a fun and informative morning together.
2020/2021 Dates Coming Soon
Admission Day begins with a student-led tour, followed by refreshments and entrance testing for prospective students. Parents meet with our headmaster, administrators and faculty to learn more about educational opportunities for their child.
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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.
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Tuition & Financial Aid
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.
How many students attend Brentwood Academy?
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is 700 students in grades 6 through 12. The student body at Brentwood Academy matriculates from more than 60 different schools.
What is the student/faculty ratio at Brentwood Academy?
The ratio of students to faculty is 10 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 does a student apply for admission to Brentwood Academy?
Families who are interested in Brentwood Academy should contact the admission office. Two Admission Days offer tours of the campus, student testing, a parent information meeting with an overview of academic, athletic, and spiritual programs, and a question-and-answer period. These dates are in November and February. Applicants should contact the admission office to reserve a place for either of these dates.How to Apply
How much does Brentwood Academy cost?
The tuition for 2019-20 is $26,980 which includes everything except books, supplies, lunches, and certain class activities.
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
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).