Character. Scholarship. Excellence.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum

The EL Curriculum includes the following courses:
Speech I: Speech and Leadership 
Economics of Business: An introduction to Entrepreneurship
Managerial Finance 
Marketing (for Entrepreneurs)
Civics: An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Applied Models of Economics: Capstone 

To graduate with an EL distinction, a student must complete six credit hours and complete Applied Models of Economics: Capstone. All Upper School students may take EL classes as electives.
The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at BGA equips students with skills and mindsets to creatively solve real-world problems through hands-on active learning. Entrepreneurial Leadership is about creating a critical thinking toolbox that empowers students in the classroom, the college lecture hall and in their future careers.  Students engage with methods like Design Thinking, Lean LaunchPad, and a host of resources used by top institutions like Stanford University.

Senior Capstone Project

During the 2018-2019 school year, BGA's Entrepreneurial Leadership Capstone class partnered with Initial State, a data streaming and visualization platform, to create a useful product through the use of Raspberry Pi computing. An idea for a school security device arose and the student project picked up real speed from there; these students have now received national coverage for their efforts! Click here to see the creation of this student team of BGA entrepreneurs.

Meet the Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Hallie Heiter

    Hallie (Bailey) Heiter 

    Director of Entrepreneurial Leadership
    (615) 567-8526
  • Photo of Andy Graham

    Andy Graham 

    Associate Head of School, Entrepreneurial Leadership - Civic Partnerships
    (615) 567-8489
  • Photo of Jonathan Hackett

    Jonathan Hackett 

    Entrepreneurial Leadership - Economics of Business & Microeconomics, Asst. Athletic Dir, US Baseball
    (615) 567-9007
  • Photo of Nathan Johnston

    Nathan Johnston 

    US Speech and Debate
    (615) 567-8365
  • Photo of Kate Monfils

    Kate Monfils 

    US Math, Entrepreneurial Leadership - Managerial Finance, US Girls Soccer
    (615) 567-8523
  • Photo of Jared Street

    Jared Street 

    Associate Director US Admissions, Entrepreneurial Leadership, US Boys Basketball, Wildcat Den Host
    (615) 567-8464

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.