Character. Scholarship. Excellence.

Class of 2019: BGA's 130th Commencement

"This class has been incredibly successful and it has been a privilege seeing them grow into the young men and women that they have become.  They carry with them the indelible mark of a BGA education, and we know that the character, scholarship, and excellence instilled in them here will serve them well in college and beyond.  We wish them the very best in their bright futures."
-- Will Kesler, Head of School

Graduation Honors

Pinkerton Watch
Awarded to the senior who, in the judgment of the faculty, is the best all-round student.

Paul Guffee '61 Memorial Award 
By vote of the faculty, this award goes to the senior who exhibits leadership in athletics and all other phases of school life.

Durwood Sies '40 Leadership Award
Given to the senior who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding leadership.

Robin Altshuler Award
Presented to a senior who exemplifies a spirit of unconditional service to others and their community.

Franklin Rotary Citizenship Medal
Presented to the senior determined by the faculty to be the most outstanding school citizen.

BGA Alumni Association Bill Ross '72 Award
Awarded by vote of all students in grades 9-12 to a senior who has befriended those who needed a friend, helped those who needed help, and understood those who needed understanding, always acting quietly without need of recognition and humbly without thought of self.

Katie Jeter '03 Award for Service
Presented to the student who quietly serves his or her community without expectation of any recognition.

David A. Hernandez '49 Award for Courage
Presented to the senior who exhibits a special courage during his or her years at BGA.

Helen and Ralph Brown '49 School Spirit Award
Voted on by the faculty and presented to the senior who has exhibited extraordinary school spirit throughout the year.

R. N. and Catherine Moore Art Medal
Awarded to the student who has shown a serious and continuing passion for art, technical growth, and pursuit of their own personal artwork outside the classroom.

Bronwen Mary Bartley Ambassador Award

The award is for a high school student who has befriended a student new to the school who is culturally or by nationality different from him or her and as a result, changed both lives for the better through understanding that we are all far more alike than we are different.

Awards of Excellence
Presented to a group of seniors in recognition of the many and varied contributions they have made to their class and to the school during their years at BGA.

Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
The award goes each year to a classroom teacher in any subject area who is judged by the administration, faculty, student body, and parents to be an outstanding teacher.

Second Mile Award
The award is for a teacher, staff member, or administrator who has gone the "second mile" in helping students outside the area of classroom instruction.

Dedication of the Cannon Ball Yearbook
Each year, the senior class votes on a faculty member whom they feel deserves the dedication of their senior yearbook, The Cannon Ball.

Harpeth Campus

Phone Numbers

Main:  (615) 794-3501
Lower:  (615) 567-2002
Middle:  (615) 567-9013
Upper:  (615) 567-8513
Admissions:  (615) 567-8463

Glen Echo Campus