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International Student Program

Battle Ground Academy is committed to education in the 21st Century. Our international program gives our local students exposure to other cultures and provides our international students the chance to be a part of the community in Franklin, Tennessee. This exposure gives all students the opportunity to look at the entire world as a possibility and instills the idea that we are all far more alike than we are different.
International Student Admissions
If you are interested in living with a host family during your studies in the United States, please contact our host family placement agency and partner, New Oasis at

BGA New Oasis Student Coordinator
Shannon McGarrity
(615) 707-3976

International students below Grade 9 are required to live full time with their families in the Franklin, TN area.

Application Steps:
1.  Complete an application form and mail to Battle Ground Academy, Attn: Admissions, 336 Ermest Rice Lane, Franklin, TN  37069.  Please include the application fee of $50. 
2.  Provide two teacher recommendations translated into English (preferably Math and English).  Please download the recommendation form by using the link at the right.
3.  Submit transcripts translated into English.
4.  Submit your TOEFL score (80 or more preferred).
5.  Schedule a Skype or We Chat interview by contacting Leigh Lambert '95, Director of International Students.

All International Students are Required to Provide:
1.  Copy of your passport
2.  Complete a physical once you've arrive
3.  Immunizations transferred to a Tennessee Immunization Record
4.  Proof of health insurance
5.  If you already have a host family in place and you are outside of our New Oasis program, please contact Leigh Lambert '95, Director of International Students, to schedule a "family interview" for the host family
6.  In addition to tuition, we have an International Student fee of $4000.

International Student Support

  • Transition support for academics and social
  • Academic support and guidance
  • College guidance
  • English and writing support
  • Liaison between faculty and student
  • A friendly contact for the students
"This experience for our family has been unimaginable.  We opened our home and hearts to this young man and he has become a member of our family.  He will always be welcome in our home for years to come.  This relationship is such a blessing." - Dan & Nancy Sullivan on their host family experience at BGA

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.