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Admissions Process

Lower School Girls Smiling at the Playground

The BGA admissions season is underway, and our application for admission for Fall 2022 is open! Limited space remains for Fall 2021. Call our admissions office for details on availability by grade.

 


 

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.

Submit an Inquiry

Visit Campus

When you’re comfortable, make plans to join us on campus for an individual tour. Those families participating in on-campus tours may be asked to wear a mask to help us keep our community healthy.

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

Complete your application for admission. In order to be considered in the first round of admission decisions for Fall 2022,

We must receive your Fall 2022 application by 11:59 p.m. CT on January 15, 2022.

Applications received after the deadline 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. Lower School student assessments typically last 30 to 45 minutes and are proctored by a faculty member. 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.

After we receive your application for admission, your admissions representative, Elizabeth Spitzer, will work with you to schedule a time that works best for your family.

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, at designated testing centers, or at home. BGA will host the ISEE for Fall 2022 applicants on the following dates:

November 13, 2021
December 11, 2021
January 29, 2022
February 26, 2022

More About ISEE Testing

Shadow Day

After we receive your application for admission, your admissions representative will work with you to schedule a shadow day. 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!). 

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.

Go to myBGA

Financial Aid

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 February 27. Families who miss the financial aid deadline will be considered as funds allow.

Learn More About Financial Aid

Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2022
Financial Aid Application Deadline for Fall 2022

Admissions Events

5th and 6th Grade Tour and Info Session
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BGA Middle School
7th and 8th Grade Tour and Info Session
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BGA Middle School
9th Grade Visit Day
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Kindergarten Information Program and Tour
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Harpeth Campus
Lower School Grades 1-4 Information Program and Tour
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ISEE Test
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Glen Echo House
ISEE Test
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Glen Echo House
ISEE Test
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Glen Echo House
ISEE Test
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Glen Echo House