Character. Scholarship. Excellence.
To achieve this goal, faculty at BGA are singularly focused on your child. Our teachers bring their passions into the classroom and develop deep, caring relationships that inspire a love of subjects and a true love for learning. This includes an ability to adapt lessons and curricula that fuel a student's intellectual curiosity, and leave space in the day for inquiry and reflection.  A good school knows your child by name; an exceptional school knows your child by heart. BGA is exceptional in this respect.

Our globally-inspired, college preparatory curriculum readies students for challenges both in and out of the classroom. We want the critical thinking skills that are honed in the classroom to be naturally and consistently put into practice beyond our campus.

A BGA education is enriched by opportunities - in athletics, on the stage, through service learning, spirit days, field trips, and assemblies with a wide variety of speakers. We understand that teachable moments are everywhere (often in unexpected places and frequently student-led) and we are bound neither by our mission nor government mandate to teach in only one way.  We believe in the transformative power of independent education.

Regardless of when a student starts at BGA, our goal is to provide for each student an environment that develops and values relational experiences within the school.   
“I was reminded of the unique learning community at BGA when I recently traveled to another school for work. It is not uncommon to see students in a BGA classroom shoulder-to-shoulder with a teacher during an art project or comparing new ideas and words in writing workshop” - Middle School Parent



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.