Character. Scholarship. Excellence.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum

Freshman year:  Speech
Sophomore year:  Economics of Business
Junior year:  Elective year with choices including Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Advanced Speech and Civics I
Senior year:  Applied Models of Economics (Senior Capstone will allow student to graduate with distinction)

To graduate with an EL distinction, a student must complete six credit hours and complete Senior 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 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 Cadi Kadlecek

    Cadi Kadlecek 

    Entrepreneurial Leadership - Speech, Business Communication, Speech & Debate Coach
    (615) 567-8365
  • Photo of Kate Monfils

    Kate Monfils 

    US Math, Entrepreneurial Leadership - Managerial Finance, US Girls Soccer
  • Photo of Jared Street

    Jared Street 

    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.