Brandon Hall School

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Brandon Hall School
Address
1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Information
Type Independent, coeducational, college-preparatory, boarding, day, nonsectarian
Motto "Leadership, Scholarship and Service"
Established 1959
President Dean J. Fusto
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Navy blue and gold
Mascot Panther
Website

Brandon Hall School is the only independent, coeducational, college preparatory day and boarding school serving grades 6-12 in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Located within a forested area along the Chattahoochee River in the Sandy Springs area, the school offers a broad range of athletic and arts-oriented opportunities and a variety of multi-cultural and travel experiences. The school has approximately 200 students.

History[edit]

Brandon Hall was founded as a tutorial proprietary school in 1959 by Theodore Hecht.

The school received U.S. Department of Education recognition as a Blue Ribbon School for the 1984-1985 school year.[1]

Accreditation[edit]

Brandon Hall School is accredited by AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. The school is also a member of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, Small Boarding Schools Association, and the Association of Boarding Schools.

Academics[edit]

Students experience a college preparatory curriculum that focuses on STEAM fields of study (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), project-based learning, and innovative technologies.

Arts[edit]

The Fine Arts Department at Brandon Hall School offers courses in Drawing and Painting, Mixed Media Sculpture, Printmaking, Middle School Theatre, Drama, Dance, Acting Methods and Techniques, Cardio Movement, Technical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Integrated Fine Arts, Vocal Music, and Instrumental Music.

Athletics[edit]

As a member of the Georgia Independent School Association, Brandon Hall offers varsity, junior varsity, and middle school level sports, including cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, baseball, golf, tennis, and track and field.

Student life[edit]

The school offers extracurricular clubs and activities, sports, and community service opportunities. Students also have opportunities to travel domestically and abroad, as well as field days, Homecoming, Prom, and ball games.

Student travel programs[edit]

Students take learning-standards-based trips domestic and abroad, during the school year and during the summer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schools Recognized: 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Blue Ribbon Schools Program, U.S. Department of Education

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