Character. Scholarship. Excellence.
BGA is still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.  Although our campuses are currently closed, we are delighted to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.  While email is best, you are welcome to call and leave a message with any of the team members. We look forward to welcoming you to campus at a later date.

Robin Goertz -  Director of Enrollment Management (615) 567-9014
Jared Street - Upper School Admissions (615) 567-8464
Taylor Wittmer - Middle School Admissions (615) 567-9010
Elizabeth Spitzer - Lower School Admissions (615) 567-2018
In the Fall of 2019, Battle Ground Academy launched its current Strategic Plan.  Among its tenets is "To Foster a Bold Academic Plan."  While every school should have an academic plan, as an independent school BGA is able to consider the academic, social, and emotional needs of current and future students in a timely fashion and continually evaluate how to provide the best outcomes for them.
 
2020-21 Tuition
Division Tuition
Lower School                $19,600    
Middle School $24,400
Upper School $25,350

Tuition & fees for the 2021-22 academic year will be published in early 2021.

BGA tuition is inclusive of fees, including but not limited to: the meal plan (excluding Lower School), classroom consumables, field trips, and a technology fee. Additional billable items include individual fees, such as extracurricular activities and class trips (third through eighth grade). Parents of students in grades 5-12 are responsible for providing an iPad for their student and purchasing all textbooks and apps. Families may also choose to purchase Tuition Insurance, Student Accident Insurance, and a Lower School meal plan.

Seventy percent of tuition goes toward the investment in our people through salary, benefits, and professional development. As a nonprofit, BGA uses tuition revenue to support our people, programs, and facilities, and looks for ways to enhance the well-being and success of our students by continuing to attract, retain, and develop the best faculty and staff possible.
Meal Plan
The BGA Meal Plan includes lunch for every student.  In the Middle and Upper schools, the cost of lunch is included in our tuition and fees.  In the Lower School the meal plan is optional for students.  The cost is $895. 

Payment Options

BGA offers a variety of payment plans and options to help make private education a reality, including annual, semi-annual, and monthly payments. All tuition and fees are billed and collected through our third-party tuition management service, FACTS Management.

Financial Aid
Last year, BGA awarded more than $2 million in aid to help families meet financial need. Families interested in learning more about financial aid should email financialaid@mybga.org for information and procedures, or visit the Financial Aid page of the website.

Class Trips
3rd Grade - Space Center, AL ($75)
4th Grade - Nature’s Classroom, AL ($335)
5th Grade - Birmingham, AL ($295)
6th Grade - Space Camp ($340)
7th Grade - Adventure Treks, NC ($530)
8th Grade - Washington, D.C. ($895)

--Costs are for 2019-20.  Trip costs for 2020-21 will be announced before the start of school in August.
--Fees for class trips are estimates and the actual cost may vary slightly.
--Third and fourth grade trips will be billed in March; fifth through eighth grade trips will be billed in August.

Optional Student Insurance Plans

Important Dates for 2019-20

Priority Admissions Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, all admissions applications and supporting materials must be submitted by this date. Applicants will be notified in February 2020.

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.