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Boyd-Buchanan School

Private | PK-12 | 910 students

 
 

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Posted November 18, 2013

This is my daughter's third year at BBS. I have been impressed with the academic programs and the overall value of the school. I have noticed a strong favoritism for alumni's children and most of the teachers are alumni.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

I know a lot of these responses come from parents, however I feel I am the most qualified to tell you about BBS. I have gone to Boyd-Buchanan for 5 years. I am now a Senior, and I cannot imagine myself anywhere else. "A rare and special place" is what they call it. While sometimes we students often giggle at this slogan, we know it couldn't be more true. I am blessed to learn at a place with such a positive, family environment. Rigorous acedimics, amazing sports, caring faculty, and friendly peers make Boyd-Buchanan the best place for me. I certainly hope if you're considering Boyd-Buchanan for your child, you'll give us Buccaneers a chance. I know you will see God working in our a school.


Posted April 26, 2013

So many parents are afraid to voice their concerns about the school. Just yesterday a senior parent said she was suffering through and went on to give details that should have been shared with the principal. No one should have to suffer through, especially a parent. It is time to speak up to the right people, not other parents, so the school can hopefully improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2013

this is a great school, I am planning on sending my son there in Fall 2014, He will be entering PK-3. I know the teachers and faculty, They really care for the students, And they prepared their students to strive and excel not only in secular but christian service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

My daughter graduated from another area private elementary school and moved her to Boyd for the sixth grade. She is so happy. She has done so well while being challenged. The school provides a safe nurturing environment where the children are encouraged to grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. We are thankful to be able to send our daughter to this school and would recommend it to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

having gone to boyd since sixth grade and currently a freshmen, i must say it's an okay school, but you can get shunned for not being church of christ. the teacher sometimes expect too much, and the uniforms are ridiculous. also i think there is a problem with students not taking things seriously. but on the other hand, most of the teachers are very nice and the new techonolgy program is great. the football games are very fun. at the las football game we where playing chattanooga christan, we had a flash mob in the middle of the haltime show.


Posted June 10, 2011

I graduated from Boyd - Buchanan (started in 7th grade) The education is subpar. Just as an example, look at the first review - the student is a junior in high school, but has misspelIed "acadimics" (it is spelled "academics"). I felt as though I was not in any shape or form prepared for college. Boyd-Buchanan is so concerned with what students are doing outside of class that they are unable to focus on preparing kids with a great education. By the way, for all the parents reading things like "it hasn't been a problem for us even though we are not Church of Christ" I was told by a group of students while in middle school that I was going to hell because I was baptist. I would never send my child to this school.


Posted February 17, 2010

Boyd Buchanan is a wonderful place to send your children. They will get an awesome education and so much more. We moved a couple hours away and truly miss BBS. Both of our children started at BBS in Pre-K and we truly miss the education and family atmosphere. Because of our move, they have to attend public education and are doing very well academically and socially. BBS help instilled work ethic and moral values that will serve my children well, We hold a high standard for our children and BBS was right in line with that. So, if you are thinking about BBS, take a leap of faith, you will not regret it at all. Go Bucs!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Our son is in the 8th grade at Boyd-Buchanan, and has been there since Kindergarten. We love the school and have never regretted sending him there. We are not Church of Christ, and we have never had anyone treat us differently because of it. Boyd-Buchanan has the feel of a close knit family. The faculty and staff have always treated my son with such affection and love and have been great examples of Christ themselves. So many of the parents dedicate so much of their time to the students and to helping make the school a great place to be . Boyd-Buchanan focuses on academics, but has a wide variety of extra curricular activities for such a small school. We love watching our son prosper in an environment that not only provides him with an excellent education but also teaches him to be an active and productive, contributor to society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

My daughter has been at BBS since PK and has loved every minute of it. She has had excellent teachers every year. The school is small enough to have a family feel, but large enough to offer a lot of great programs (especially in the secondary). The parents council is awesome to work with and is truly dedicated to the school. BBS is a great value compared to a lot of the other private schools. You get a Christian education with high academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

BBS is the best value in Chattanooga. Good academic program, good athletic program with more offerings than any other small private, great open, loving spiritual atmosphere. And their elementary school is the best kept secret in the state. I have 2 children in school, both since pre-K. What a blessing the school has been to our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I am an alumni of BBS and both of my children attend BBS. I have been associated with the school for over 30 years. I feel that my children are receiving a top notch education while learning about Christ. I am thankful everyday that they are not at a public school. Teachers at BBS are qualified and care about my children. If you are interested in the school then you need to visit and make up your own mind about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

I have been pleased with BBS. I do feel they need a new high school principal to help the school grow in many ways. I also feel to get the best teachers, BBS has to get away from only hiring teachers that are Church of Christ members. It is hard enough to hire and find great teachers ,without limiting the hiring candidates. I do feel the classes prepare the students for college, but also allow stddents that are not college bound to graduate. I do beleive the Church of Christ students have been foavored. I also feel the volunteers are all selected based mainly from the Churhc of Christ parents, others are excluded . The communcation has gotten much better with hte new presdient. The new media center is greatly needed. My daughter has gotten a great eduation, even though we have had some teachers that should not have been there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

My son is receiving an excellent education at Boyd. The environment is very hands-on and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

The school overall is fine, but is in need of some fundamental changes. While others complain about whether or not one is Church of Christ, I don't believe it is a problem. There is a uniform policy which is overall positive. The middle school sports progaram participates in a conference which is entirely too small (playing very small schools like Temple and Silverdale) - -the school pays the price for easy Middle school victories in high school - - especially now being in 2A on the high school level. The facilities are becoming first rate, but the school still has a ways to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2006

This is my 7th year with boyd buchanan, and I must say that I have had some real issues. Elementary was ok for the kids, but high school and the new dress code that was enforced caused me several issues with one of my children. I believe this school is directed more toward boys than girls. I watched as my child was blamed for things that were not her fault and ignored for things she tried to participate in. When I tried to bring this to the attention of a faculty they seemed as though they did not care. She has since left the school and doing great. My son is still attending for now. I feel if you are Church of Christ you are safe to go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

This is the first year we have enrolled our children in Boyd Buchanan. We have on in K, 3rd and 6th. This school helps to broaden the minds of children in ways that public school doesn't by community interaction and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

My son has been attending Boyd since Pk and now is in the 7th grade this fall, my daughter is in her 2nd year and just entered the 1st. I have watched this school grow and have its own trial and errors, in the end I would highly reccommend pk though 12th as the faculty is excellent adn always make times for the students as well as the parents if there is a concern, the athletic dept is wonderful, parent involovemtn is high. Also , I am not Church of Christ and I have never been in a situation where I was criticized, actually come to think of it nobody has ever asked me or my family except on the childrens original app. In my experience this school shares a christian belief no matter what denomination you are. I recommend Boyd above any other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

My children recently completed their 2nd year at BBS. Overall I have been very pleased, especially compared to the schools they came from. I do wished we had started them in Pre-K at BBS. I feel like everyone, regardless of their Christian background, are treated equal. If your are considering private christian schools for your child(ren), you should definitely take a tour & investigate this school. We live a good 30 miles south of Chattanooga & the drive is definitely worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

I'm a student in the 11th grade at Boyd-Buchanan. The acadimics are great as well as the sports! Boyd-Buchanan has a bible class for every student and gets each student ready to succeed. It is also a college prep school.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 67%
Black 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
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College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Nurse(s)
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Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Marching band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jill Hartness
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Church of Christ
Associations
  • NCSA

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Marching band
  • Math club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
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4650 Buccanner Trail
Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Phone: (423) 622-6177

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