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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of school is Brentwood Academy?

Brentwood Academy is a co-educational, independent, college preparatory school dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—to the glory of God. Brentwood Academy serves students in grades 6 through 12.

Where is Brentwood Academy located?

Brentwood Academy is located at 219 Granny White Pike in Brentwood, TN 37027. Get directions or see a campus map.

How many students attend Brentwood Academy?

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year is 800 students in grades 6 through 12. The student body at Brentwood Academy matriculates from more than 60 different schools.

What is the student/faculty ratio at Brentwood Academy?

The ratio of students to faculty is 10 to 1.

What kinds of academic programs are available?

Brentwood Academy is a college preparatory school, offering a variety of classes including honors and Advanced Placement courses. Students study English, mathematics, science, history, foreign language [French, Spanish, Greek, Latin], religion, art, forensics and speech, drama, instrumental music, vocal music, drama, theater production, and life skills. Learn more about academics.

What athletic teams does Brentwood Academy offer?

Brentwood Academy fields teams in both team and club sports. Students participate on teams in five different levels—upper school varsity, upper school junior varsity, middle school varsity, middle school junior varsity, and sixth grade. Brentwood Academy upper school teams compete in the Middle Region of Division II of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association [TSSAA]; the middle school is a member of the Harpeth Valley Athletic Association [HVAC]. Learn more about athletics.

Are there fine arts opportunities?

Yes. Brentwood Academic offers academic and extra-curricular opportunities in band, vocal performance, dance, theater, speech and debate, and visual arts for all ages. Learn more about the specific offerings in the Fine Arts section of our website.

Is Brentwood Academy affiliated with any church or religious organization?

Brentwood Academy is not affiliated with any church or religious denomination, and prospective families do not have to sign a statement of faith prior to enrollment. The school’s mission, however, is to nurture and challenge the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—to the glory of God. This mission is rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and faculty and staff articulate the reality of this relationship in their lives and in the classroom.

How does a student apply for admission to Brentwood Academy?

Families who are interested in Brentwood Academy should contact the admission office. Two Admission Days offer tours of the campus, student testing, a parent information meeting with an overview of academic, athletic, and spiritual programs,  and a question-and-answer period. These dates are November 8, 2014 and February 7, 2015. Applicants should contact the admission office to reserve a place for either of these dates. Click here for more information about the admission process.

How much does Brentwood Academy cost?

The tuition for 2014-2015 is $21,150 which includes everything except books, supplies, lunches, and certain class activities.

Does Brentwood Academy offer financial aid?

Financial aid is need-based and is available to all qualified families. Families interested in applying for aid may apply on-line at sss.nais.org after November 3, 2014.  Parents may also contact the admission office to request the form for making an application through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, New Jersey. Based on the results of this report, the Financial Aid committee determines the amount given to each qualified applicant. Limited funds are available each year, and applicants should request financial aid information prior to March 1. Learn more about financial aid.

How is Brentwood Academy accredited?

Brentwood Academy is dually accredited through the Southern Association of Independent Schools [SAIS] and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges [SACS].
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