Character. Scholarship. Excellence.

Ignite. Nurture. Curiosity. Intellect. Character.

We invite you to visit BGA soon to learn more about what sets us apart from area schools.  While we can tell you more about our mission, our inquiry-based learning, and our 129 years of history and tradition, there is no better way to learn about our school than to experience it in person. We have myriad opportunities throughout the year to get acquainted including individual tours, admissions open houses, community events, admissions fairs, sports clinics and more. Shadow days are an important part of the BGA application process and allow your child to engage with the school community in its unrehearsed and authentic state. 

The Admission Events Calendar at the right includes all important admissions dates for the current admissions season. You will receive more information for admission events throughout the admission process.

Schedule A Tour

Lower School Tours can be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:15 or 10:15 a.m. Contact Elizabeth Spitzer at or (615) 567-2018.
Middle School Tours are conducted Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. by appointment. Contact Mackenzie Williams at or (615) 567-9010.
Upper School Tours are by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday at 8:45 or 10:45 a.m. Contact Roc Batten at or (615) 567-8327.

Important Dates for 2019-2020

Priority Application Deadline:  January 15, 2019
To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, all applications and supporting materials need to be submitted by this date. Please keep in mind classes fill quickly, especially kindergarten.  After January 15, applications will still be considered as space allows.

Financial Aid Deadline:  
February 1, 2019
After February 1, applications will still be considered as funds allow.
To stay in the admissions loop, please click on Inquire Today and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out about upcoming events throughout the year.

Admissions Events

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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