UPPER SCHOOL DIRECTOR
"We are grateful for your partnership with us in your student’s upper school experience. As Upper School Director, my desire is to nurture and challenge our students in order to prepare them for success in and beyond college. In addition to the numerous honors and Advanced Placement classes offered as part of our college preparatory curriculum, students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities in fine arts, athletics, robotics, and more. We believe a student's time in the upper school is an important stage where God will equip each one to play his or her unique part in His larger story."
What is it like to be a Brentwood Academy student?
The answer can be found on the faces of students engaged in all aspects of student life—learning both inside and outside the classrooms, visiting with friends in the hallways and on the Quad, participating in athletic events as a team member or fan, sharing small and large group devotions and Bible study, or enjoying the varied fine arts opportunities.
As students encounter opportunities in athletics to work hard, form disciplined habits, and collaborate with others, desiring to excel in their sport at the highest level becomes a natural byproduct. Our coaches make decisions motivated by what is best for the team, realizing that the team outcome will ultimately determine opportunities for individual athletes. Our team-centered approach results in students willing to play a role that will most benefit the team.
While winning is the goal, it is not our purpose. Our purpose is to seek to glorify God in everything we do while focusing on the kind of person each of us is becoming: nurturing and challenging the body, mind, and spirit of each whole person, developing students who are accustomed to balancing a variety of activities while approaching all of life integrated with their faith.
Offering an array of classes and teams from introductory to audition-only levels, the Fine Arts department provides opportunities to excel in visual arts, band, speech and debate, vocal arts, dance, and more. With multiple groups achieving recognition on the national stage, students receive exceptional instruction while both pursuing their passions and discovering new talents.
Many teachers in BA’s Fine Arts department have had professional careers in their field prior to teaching, bringing their expertise to the classroom, along with the integration of their faith. The Fine Arts department faculty members seek to nurture and challenge each whole person – body, mind, and spirit – to the glory of God by developing students’ talents and offering opportunities for creative expression while recognizing God as the ultimate Creator.
Brentwood Academy's Iron Eagles are a world-class VEX robotics team. Since the inception of the Robotics program just over a decade ago, more than 200 BA students have competed on an Iron Eagles Robotics Team. The award-winning, upper school program holds nine Tennesssee State Championship titles. On a larger stage, the upper school Iron Eagles have claimed six awards at the VEX Worlds Championships in the last five years.
Our graduates have gone on to some of the nation's top collegiate engineering programs where they continue to build upon the skills learned and confidence gained at Brentwood Academy.