Academics at BBS

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At a Glance

Boyd Buchanan focuses on 21st-century skills and core competencies such as balancing individual and collaborative learning, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving. These approaches teach students to thrive in today’s world. Boyd Buchanan is also one of the few schools in Chattanooga that also believes in practicing cursive writing.

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Boyd Buchanan students thrive in a rigorous curriculum and enriched learning environment where they can succeed by doing — individually and in groups.

Boyd Buchanan focuses on academic achievement, rewards progress and positive performance, and offers an above grade level testing experience. The goal is to meet the needs of each individual student.

For the Middle and High School, Boyd Buchanan utilizes the Duke University Talent Identification Program for advancement of academically talented students and the provision of innovative programs and resources to support their development. Parents may choose to formally register with the Duke Program.

More on the Duke Talent Program >> [link to page in site]

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Elementary School Academics

BBS Elementary Academics


At BBS Elementary School, students learn to communicate clearly, think logically, solve problems, and be creative. Our teachers and faculty present rich academic environments to promote active, student-centered learning from Pre-K to 5th grade.

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Middle School Academics

BBS Middle School Academics


At BBS Middle School, an interdisciplinary teaching team with educational events and strong academic curriculum is chosen to meet the learning and developmental needs of the middle school child from 6th – 8th grade. Core classes and exploratory classes give students a broad academic experience. Students have the opportunity to enroll in accelerated interdisciplinary exploratory courses focusing in areas of math, science, reading, and writing.

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High School Academics & College Prep

BBS High School Academics


BBS High School offers students, 9th grade – 12th grade, a wide variety of academic courses in all disciplines and full of intellectual rigor. The College Preparatory program at Boyd-Buchanan School is designed to provide students with all the prerequisites necessary for admission to and success in most colleges, including the University of Tennessee system. A college- preparatory education offers opportunities for advancement throughout their time at Boyd Buchanan.