The admissions process for Fall 2023 is underway, and we'd love to tell you more about what it means to be a BGA Wildcat.
Your first step in our admissions process for the 2023-24 academic year is to complete an online inquiry for each child you would like to be considered for admission. The Application Process Checklist below will help guide you through the process (as will we!), and we look forward to connecting with you soon!
Please note, our natural entry points are kindergarten, fifth, sixth, and ninth grades. Space availability in all other grades is based on attrition.
Application Process Checklist
Submit an Inquiry
Begin your child’s BGA admission process by completing our inquiry form. You will need to complete a form for each child you would like to be considered for admission. Upon completion, you will receive access to myBGA, which houses our application for admission.
When you’re ready, make plans to join us on campus for an individual tour. In order to visit campus, you must complete an inquiry form. Upon receipt, our admissions office will reach out to you to schedule a day and time that works best for your family.
Complete Your Application
The priority deadline for Fall 2023 is December 15 for students entering kindergarten and January 6 for those wishing to be considered for first grade and up. Applications received after the deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis, and applicants may be wait-listed.
Begin or Continue My Application
Assessments (Lower School)
Battle Ground Academy requires all applicants to complete an assessment. Kindergarten and first grade student assessments typically last 30-45 minutes and are proctored individually by a faculty member. Kindergarten assessments include a variety of hands-on and engaging activities to assess developmental readiness in the areas of number concepts, auditory skills, fine motor skills, language concepts, visual skills, and gross motor skills. First grade candidate assessments include sight words, a math exercise, a reading exercise, and a writing sample. These assessment will be offered on campus.
Testing registration for those applying for third and fourth grade will be sent upon receipt of your online application. We require the OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test) and a writing sample. We will also accept ISEE scores. Testing takes approximately 2 hours and is proctored by BGA personnel.
First-grade assessments will take place on a student’s shadow day, which will be scheduled on an individual basis.
Second through fourth-grade assessments will take place on December 10 and January 21. Registration links will be sent to applicants. Shadow days will be scheduled on an individual basis.
After we receive your application for admission, your admissions representative, Ansley Page, will work with you to schedule your testing.
ISEE Testing (Middle & Upper School)
Middle and Upper School students are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Only one ISEE family account is needed to manage testing for multiple students. Tests can be taken at BGA (on specific, invite-only dates), at designated testing centers, or at home.
BGA does not have any additional on-campus testing dates for round one applicants for 2023-24. If we add an on-campus date for round two applicants, we will send the invitation code directly to the applicant families before the deadline to register. If you are completing an application, a test date is required to finalize the application. Please check the ISEE website to find out available dates to fill out that portion of the application, or put a future date and update when you schedule your child's test.
After we receive your application for admission, your admissions representative will work with you to schedule a shadow day for first through 11th grades. Shadow days allow your student to spend time on campus getting to know students and faculty, and participating in classes and other typical school day activities. Each student will have a “buddy” for the day to ensure your child feels comfortable and welcome (a trademark of BGA!).
Kindergarten applicants are asked to register for one Kindergarten Observation. Kindergarten Observation is a 30-minute playtime in the kindergarten classroom with other applicants to assess social/emotional readiness. While students play, parents will spend time in a Q&A session in the library. Observations are offered monthly between October and February. Registration will be sent upon completion of the application.
Middle and Upper School shadow days will be scheduled on an individual basis.
Records & Recommendations
In order to be considered for admission, we must have students’ academic records and teacher recommendations on file. These forms are available to download from your admission checklist in myBGA once we’ve received your application for admission.
Williamson County public schools will not complete teacher recommendation forms. For those applicants, the requirement is waived.
Our deadline to apply for financial aid is February 1. Families who meet our priority consideration and financial aid deadlines will receive admission and financial aid notification on March 4. Families who miss the financial aid deadline will be considered as funds allow.