Character. Scholarship. Excellence.
Battle Ground Academy’s mission is to ignite and nurture student curiosity, intellect, and character.
The educational experience at Battle Ground Academy begins with our youngest learners. Behind these historic doors on the outskirts of downtown Franklin, kindergarten through fourth graders thrive in a vibrant educational environment. Character education is central to our program, as we believe in the importance of raising moral citizens as well as teaching able scholars.
The Lower School offers a dynamic curriculum that values learning through inquiry, emphasizing mastery of foundational skills balanced with critical thinking and problem solving required in the 21st century. We assume a team approach to nurturing each child’s intellectual, creative, moral, and physical growth. We recognize that every child learns differently, and teachers work in partnership with parents to help each child succeed. Co-curricular classes enrich our core curriculum in a design that truly develops the whole child.

While our academic programs establish a solid foundation for our college preparatory curriculum, it is our school community and our emphasis on character and service that truly set us apart from other schools. Each child is valued as a member of our community, and faculty and staff members know each child by name. We hold high expectations for student learning and behavior, and teachers work together to prepare our children for the Middle School and beyond.

Parental support is vital to our school community. A healthy partnership between school and home fosters a child’s success in school. We offer numerous opportunities for parents to participate, and we welcome family involvement.
The Lower School is a joyful place, inspiring a community of learners to begin a lifelong journey of scholarship and service. Come visit us, and you’ll feel the difference. Your child’s success starts here, at Battle Ground Academy’s Lower School.

Our Lower School

Dr. Rhonda Bennett

Head of Lower School
(615) 567-2002
Keep Kids' Brains Active
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Dr. Bennett offers ways to sharpen your child's academic skills in preparation for the new school year.
Five Skills Your Child Needs Before Kindergarten
In this article, Dr. Bennett shares five competencies that will put your child on the road to success.

Harpeth Campus

Glen Echo Campus

Phone Numbers

Main:  (615) 794-3501
Lower:  (615) 567-2002
Middle:  (615) 567-9013
Upper:  (615) 567-8513
Admissions:  (615) 567-8463
A co-educational, college preparatory school for K-12 students in Franklin, Tennessee.