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Student Life

Getting Involved

Getting involved is an integral part of student life at BGA. We intentionally offer a balanced educational experience that challenges students academically while also providing time and opportunity to explore and pursue their passions outside of the classroom — making each student’s BGA experience uniquely theirs to create. In fact, no two students’ BGA experience is the same. Each student is known and nurtured as an individual, and this extends to their artistic, athletic, co-curricular, and extracurricular endeavors. 

Arts

ARTS

In-class instruction for visual and performing arts begins in kindergarten. Students expound upon those interests during after-school programming, from short courses to private and small group lessons to performance groups and large-scale productions. 

The Arts at BGA

BGA Girls Track

ATHLETICS

The BGA Athletics Department and BGA Legends Youth Leagues provide kindergarten through 12th grade students with opportunities to play competitive team sports. Students are encouraged to participate in as many athletic activities as they desire and that are practical for the student and the school.

BGA Athletics

BGA Legends YOUTH Leagues

Extended Care

Extended Care

Extended care at BGA for Lower and Middle School students provides time for play, homework, extracurricular activities, and additional academic and social emotional support. 

Extended Care & Explore

Student Support

Traditions

BGA students of all ages participating in end-of-year tug traditions

For 133 years, BGA has been the educational leader in Williamson County, and with those 133 years comes a number of traditions that connect Wildcats across generations.

BGA Traditions

Community Service

BGA student trimming a flower in the garden for community service

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade participate in service-learning projects, earning community service hours as they develop a better understanding of what it means to be a good citizen and the value of meaningful, respectful service to others.

Service Learning

Clubs & Organizations

BGA students in formal attire, each holding trophies during a club/organizations event

BGA offers more than 75 clubs and organizations with a wide variety of opportunities for students to explore their interests and develop leadership skills. 

Middle School Clubs

Upper School Clubs

Student Life at BGA

Luke Williams '23 Gives Back with BGA Experiential Education Grant

It was in his Lower School science class that BGA senior Luke Williams discovered his passion and career choice – engineering and robotics. In that class, Williams was given the opportunity to play with a Lego robotics kit, which sparked an interest that stuck with him.

Now, almost a decade later, Williams was able to provide that same opportunity to elementary students in Dickson, Tenn., by donating several sets of Lego robotics kits to Dickson Elementary School, which he purchased using his BGA Experiential Education Grant. The grant is valued at up to $5,000 and awarded to BGA students for study, travel abroad, or to create an enhanced out-of-classroom student experience.

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Bella Bugg '23 Playing in Tennessee Cup to Benefit St. Jude, Other Nonprofits

The first weekend of November, BGA senior Bella Bugg will hit the links in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Snedeker Foundation, and the American Junior Golf Association’s ACE Grant program. Joining other junior golfers from around the state, Bugg will play in the AJGA’s fourth annual Tennessee Cup, a two-day Ryder Cup-style event.

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