Brandon Hall School

1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
Tel: 770-394-8177
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 170 students
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  • Brandon Hall`s mission as a coeducational boarding and day school is to provide a challenging college preparatory experience immersed in technology.
  • Our community embraces diversity, celebrates individual strengths, fosters global citizenship, encourages athleticism and the arts, and inspires creativity-where every students' dream to attend college becomes reality.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Brandon Hall School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1959 1910
Campus Size 27 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 170 students 298 students
% Students of Color
20%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Average SAT Score 1800 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 22 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki shorts or pants, plaid skirt, navy skort, BHS polo shirt , white or blue oxford, tie or bowtie)
Casual
Average Class Size 8 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
69%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,500 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,750 $28,200
Tuition international students $65,720 $47,400
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $10,000 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
70%
57%
Director of AdmissionsKirsten Knowles

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Descriptive Statistics, AP Economics, AP Government, AP Language, AP Literature and Composition, AP Physics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 12 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 11 23
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Book Nook Club, History of Film Club, International Club, International Thespians, Literary magazine, Radio Controlled Vehicles (RC) Club, Recreational Badminton, Science Fiction Club, Scrabble Club, Transportation and Communications Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Mississippi 3
Emory University 2
Indiana University 2
Michigan State University 2
Georgia Southern University 1
Loyola Marymount University 1
Spelman College 1
University of Colorado-Boulder 1
University of Georgia 1
Vassar College 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Brandon Hall School, founded in 1959, offers students excellent educational opportunities, prepares them for the next stages of their academic lives, college and eventually their career endeavors.  We welcome boarding students, day students and international students, and 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to college. Our community embraces diversity, celebrates individual strengths, fosters global citizenship, encourages athleticism and the arts, and inspires creativity-where every student`s dream to attend college becomes reality.
  • Brandon Hall Academics and Programs are designed to help students grow in 5 Intelligences. 
  • STEAM Intelligence
  • We focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math education that will prepare students for the rapid pace of innovation in our world.
  • Global Intelligence
  • The world is "flattening," and co-dependencies among cultures, beliefs and attitudes are increasing. We provide our students with the confidences to thrive in this global world.
  • Environmental Intelligence
  • Caring for our global, collective home will require our students to gain an increasing understanding of why the environment matters and how to be responsible for its wellbeing.
  • Wellness Intelligence
  • Exercise and nutritional attentiveness are essential to a healthy mind and learning, and caring for one`s own health allows students to care for others. This is why sport and exercise opportunities, along with a healthy diet, are intrinsic at BHS.
  • Giving Intelligence
  • The "why, what, when and how" of giving and service comes both by learning and by experience. We provide for both during a student`s education at BHS.
  • Our Performance Standards articulate a rigorous progression of academic expectations for our students. In a global environment of quickly evolving knowledge of how students learn and constant technological innovation, our educational community is wholeheartedly committed to maintaining an integrated, coherent, and adaptively current academic curriculum, aligned with the school`s mission and the highly valued attributes and skills of our graduates. We encourage students to develop distinct habits of mind and appreciate learning through a combination of inquiry, experimental design and professionalism, putting a gradual emphasis on student independent work, creative thinking and effective oral and written communication. We motivate our students to ultimately think like scientists, historians, engineers, writers, artists, and mathematicians. We believe that motivation for learning comes from within the student, and it is our purpose to guide our students on a journey to discover who they are as learners in this world. 
  • Brandon Hall also offers an array of academic support services, counseling and college advisement to help students succeed academically and throughout their lives.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences through our Learning Support Center
  • School accreditations: AdvancEd (formally Souther Association of Colleges and Schools/SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)
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