Preparing Future-Ready Students in Grades 9-12 from an Independent School in Franklin, TN
Battle Ground Academy’s Upper School is a setting in which any student can flourish. At the forefront of our program is our gifted, experienced faculty who challenge learners in a comprehensive, college-preparatory environment, using the latest methodology and innovative technology, within a 21st century curriculum. Our small class sizes allow our teachers to provide personal attention and establish lifelong relationships with their pupils.
We empower our Upper School students to determine what they learn and how they learn it, and encourage a growth mindset, in which students define and work toward goals. Along the way, we allow students to struggle while providing them the support they need to push ahead and build resilience. Our students know they can make a mistake – or miss a goal – and still have the support of their teachers.
Our Upper School campus features academic buildings dedicated to science, English, Entrepreneurial Leadership, math, history, foreign language, and visual and performing arts; and similar to top liberal arts colleges and universities, our curriculum is designed to ensure our students receive an education experience beyond what is commonly available. Students are encouraged to define a course of study that is both interesting and challenging, choosing from more than 100 class options, including 19 Advanced Placement courses.
Community and Character
As a college preparatory school, we put a strong focus on academics, but we know college preparedness goes beyond academic expectations. It’s about instilling honor, character, and integrity, and helping students develop the skills required to be leaders wherever they go.
We believe healthier, more successful students find a balance that allows them to complete their coursework at a high level while finding time to participate in extracurricular activities. Our students are immersed in a variety of co-curricular endeavors that serve as an extension of our classrooms. Each student has the opportunity to develop an understanding and true passion for the area in which they excel, whether that be through participation in one of our thirty club offerings, comprehensive fine arts curriculum, or our competitive athletic program.
As a college preparatory school, we put a strong focus on academics, but we know college preparedness goes beyond academic expectations.
Located on our Glen Echo Campus
The Upper School is located on our 62-acre Glen Echo Campus, which is just minutes from I-65 and Downtown Franklin. The Upper School is on the east side of the Glen Echo campus, while the Middle School is on the west side.