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BBS Advantage: Elementary

The Brainerd Baptist School Elementary program is second to none in Chattanooga. Our school works hard to prepare our students to succeed at the best middle/high schools in Chattanooga.  There are two main areas that set Brainerd Baptist School apart from many other schools in Chattanooga and they are discussed below.


Our Spiritual Approach

Brainerd Baptist School is a non-denominational Christian school.  We are unapologetically Christian in everything we do.  We are very intentional on our students developing a strong Biblical worldview.  We believe that this can be done in a way that makes all families comfortable to be a part of our school.

Our student body is made of up diverse families representing virtually every denomination.  We are missional in our approach and believe strongly that mom and dad are the most important spiritual influences on a child’s life.   Our primary goal is to not only educate your child in academic matters, but to also meet their needs spiritually and emotionally.   Every day our teachers lead our students in devotion and prayer time.  In addition to this, students attend chapel each week and also attend Bible classes twice a week. 


Our Academic Approach

Brainerd Baptist School prides itself on being a top academic school in the city.  Our successes in this area are very impressive.  Each year we celebrate accomplishments of our graduates that encompass wide array academic accomplishments.  Recent accomplishments include: valedictorians, salutatorians, Honor Society induction, National Merit finalist, student government officers, all-state honors, and state champions. The curriculum and program that is in place helps ensure that our students are rounded. 

The accelerated approach that is offered at Brainerd Baptist School prepares our students to not only be accepted at the best schools in Chattanooga, but to excel once they get there.  We work very closely with several middle/high schools to ensure that our students are prepared for the next step in the academic careers. 


Becoming a Bobcat

The admission process is designed to be very simple and straightforward.  You may request an admission packet by calling the school office or by clicking the "request a packet" link on our site.  Once you have reviewed this information, the next step is to tour the school.  Tours can be scheduled by calling Robin Morris at 622-3873.  Once you have toured the school, you may submit the application.

For 1st-5th grade applicants, we request that applying students spend a day visiting Brainerd Baptist School.  Students are asked to be at the school around 8:15 and be picked up around 2:30. The visit gives the student a chance to learn more about Brainerd Baptist School and also meet prospective teachers and classmates.  We typically will screen your child sometime during their day while they are visiting with us.  The screening process for the 1-5th grade applicants takes around 45 minutes to an hour.


Once the visit is completed as well as the screening, a decision is made in regards to enrollment.  Acceptance packets are typically mailed the same week of the visit.