Welcome to BBS
Thank you for your interest in Boyd Buchanan School!
We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year on September 15.
Apply to Boyd Buchanan School in 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Apply Online
Applying is easy using our Online Application. To begin the Online Application process, click HERE. Once you click apply you will be prompted to create an account. After creating an account, you may log in and Create A New Student Application for your child. You will have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application. A non-refundable fee of $50 must be submitted with each application.
After submitting the application, you will be able to track your
admission status by logging into your account.
Step 2: Schedule Tour & Parent Interview
Please call 423-622-6177 to set up a tour. The school office
is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 4:00pm.
Step 3: Shadow Day (for Secondary 6th – 12th grade only)
Shadow day is a time for your student to spend a few hours with a
current BBS Student. Shadow Day is open to those applying for
6th-11th Grade. The day begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 12:45p.m.
After registering for Shadow Day, more information will be emailed
CLICK HERE to register for a shadow day.
Step 4: ISEE Testing (for 6th – 12th grade only)
ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is required for all
6th -11th grade applicants and will take place from 9:00 AM to
12:00 PM in the High School building.
"The most beneficial part was that I pushed myself to take the AP and accelerated courses. I was very pleased to get to college with 17 credit hours, a whole semester under my belt! Dual enrollment completely paid off!"
Haley Kinser, Class of 2013
"The biggest thing BBS did was teach me study habits. The upper level classes that were offered taught me how to be dedicated to studying and has led me to being successful in college."
Grant Mathis, Alumni c/o 2010
"I was fully equipped with study skills and the ability to lead both inside and out of the classroom. Boyd taught me to expect more from myself and to continually push myself."
Andrew Peace, Alumni c/o 2012
"The teachers cared about us succeeding and doing well, without sacrificing good teaching for good grades. Some teachers taught exactly like professors at Lipscomb. My high school experiences really prepared me for college."
Margaret Rox, Alumni c/o 2012
Frequently Asked Questions
Is testing required for secondary applicants?
Yes, testing is required for all 6th-11th grade applicants.
What is Boyd Buchanan’s tuition?
Pre-K - $7,480
Grades K-5 - $7,580
Grades 6-8 - $8,910
Grades 9-11 - $9,940
Grade 12 - $10,090
What charges are not included in the price of tuition?
Tuition does not cover uniforms, technology fees, meal plan, before and after care
How do I go about arranging a visit to campus and meeting with an admission counselor?
Call 423-622.6177 or text "TOUR" to 423.413.0665.
What is required to receive an admission decision?
The official campus visit, main application, recommendations. For secondary admissions additional information is needed: school transcript, and ISEE Testing results. The steps and deadlines involved in our application process are outlined in the admission packet and on this website, but your child will need your assistance and guidance along the way. Our admission counselors are also available to assist throughout the process.
Should we withdraw our application if our child performs poorly on the entrance exam?
While the entrance exam is important, it is not the only tool used to determine if a child is a good fit for Boyd Buchanan. Grades, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities, and the personal campus visit are equally important to the admission process. If there are significant concerns about testing, a conversation with the admission director would be advisable.
Does Boyd Buchanan give scholarships or financial aid?
BBS has scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Contact 423.622.6177 for more information.
Besides athletics, what can my child do after school?
There are a number of activities a student can participate in to satisfy their after-school requirement. We offer theatre, dance, art, robotics, community service, and more. The options are explained in greater detail on this website in the Campus Life section.
What kind of computer should my child bring to school?
Boyd Buchanan is an Apple® Site School. iPads are provided for Elementary and Middle School student use. High School students may carry laptop computers.