Upper School

Brentwood Academy’s upper school serves students in grades nine through twelve, focusing on all aspects of school life in fulfilling the school’s mission to nurture and challenge the whole person—body, mind and spirit—to the glory of God.


The academic day operates on a modified block schedule. Most classes are 90 minutes long and meet every other day throughout the school year. Two grading periods (quarters) are in each semester with both mid-term and final exams. Students are expected to take six classes each semester. Courses include English, history, science, mathematics, foreign languages (French, Greek, Latin, and Spanish), art, forensics, drama, instrumental band, vocal music, journalism (yearbook and newspaper), computer, and Bible.


All students participate in some form of physical activity each day, either as a member of an athletic team, club sport, or as part of an after-school physical education activity.

Spiritual Life

Although Brentwood Academy is not affiliated with any church or religious denomination, the mission of the school is rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through devotions, assemblies, Bible studies, retreats, and service opportunities, faculty, staff, and students articulate the reality of this relationship with Jesus in their lives. Each year the senior class identifies a theme verse which serves as an inspiration and challenge for the school community.


The upper school is under the leadership of Paul Compton, director, with Andy Bradshaw serving as dean of students. Administrative details are handled by Elizabeth Buchanon, receptionist, and Paula Booten, registrar. Students are part of a grade team and select an advisor from among the faculty on that team.

Contact Information:

Paul Compton, Upper School Director
615-373-0611 x113