About Boyd Buchanan School

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At a Glance

Boyd Buchanan School is a co-educational, non-denominational, Christian day school offering academic excellence in a nurturing environment for pre-k through 12th grade.

Nestled in the suburbs of Chattanooga, TN, Boyd Buchanan is an independent school with a top-notch academic curriculum that strives to be a spiritual, educational, social and physical mentor for each child at every stage of his or her development.

Boyd Buchanan remains committed to its mission of being a “rare and special place” where students receive a Christ-centered education. Boyd Buchanan progresses by:

  • Building and expanding the campus such as a new science lab for the middle school, playscape for the elementary school, student life center for the high school, and a new NikeGrind® turf field for the athletic programs.
  • Recruiting and hiring best-in-class teachers, coaches and faculty who challenge students to grow and flourish spiritually, academically, and socially.
  • Providing the latest and most trusted educational resources needed to guide, shape and empower our students and faculty to be the best versions of themselves everyday.
  • Maintaining the beauty and safety of our beloved 58-acre campus that includes schools, athletic fields, Philips Courtyard, Blue Thumb Gardens, Roland Hall, and much more.


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Boyd Buchanan School offers a loving, Christ-centered environment fully nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical potential of each student. Boyd Buchanan is a rare and special place for preparing students to walk with the Master and to embrace life’s challenges with joy, courage and wisdom.


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Founded in 1952, BBS is located in scenic Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Boyd Buchanan School was founded in 1952 by members of the churches of Christ in Chattanooga. The aim of the school was to provide a well-rounded academic program in a Christian environment upholding the Bible as the inspired Word of God.

The church of Christ is rooted in the Stone-Campbell Movement that sought to restore Christian unity to a divided church through biblical faith and simple practice. Boyd Buchanan seeks to honor that heritage. We are both an academic institution and spiritual community.

Boyd Buchanan’s history extends back to its beginning in a local mansion at 950 Vine Street in downtown Chattanooga. Several visionaries came together and, with the support of other members of the Christian community, established Boyd Buchanan School, known then as Chattanooga Bible School. The school opened in the fall of 1952 with approximately 150 students in kindergarten through 6th grade,

In the summer of 1959, the name changed to Boyd Buchanan School to honor two men who had greatly influenced the principles upon which the school was founded.

Having outgrown the mansion downtown, property was purchased in the suburbs of Chattanooga and 1961-62 was the first school year in the new building. Boyd Buchanan graduated the first senior class in 1979.

Over the years, Boyd Buchanan School has grown each year according to their mission: spiritually, academically, physically and socially.

Today, BBS is situated on a picturesque 58-acre campus, and has a student body of more than 900 across grades Pre-K through 12th.

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Boyd Buchanan School strives to create the most dynamic, cutting-edge and award-winning learning opportunities for students today and tomorrow. Boyd Buchanan is a member of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools and holds the following accreditations.

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