Radnor Baptist Academy, a Christian school ministry of Radnor Baptist Church, is dedicated to preparing students for higher education, leadership, and service. Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment that promotes lifelong learning, recognizes the dignity and uniqueness of every human being, and inspires and empowers students to live as people of God within a growing global community.
Once your application is received, you will be contacted in order to schedule a time to bring your child to RBA for an admissions test (for grades 1 - high school) or a screening (for students applying for kindergarten). Your child will take an admissions tests for the grade level for which he or she is applying. The kindergarten screening tests your child's readiness to start kindergarten.
Admissions Test (grades 1-8)
At the time of the admissions test, you will need to bring with you a copy of your child's most recent report card and achievement test scores. A copy of the achievement test scores (or TCAP) is included in the last report card of the school year. If your child is applying for the 5th grade, for example, you will need to bring a copy of his or her 4th grade achievement test scores. If you do not have a copy, you may request one a copy from your child's current school.
Admission to High School
For students applying to RBA's high school, they must also bring a copy of their most recent report card and achievement (TCAP) scores. All students applying to high school must meet with the Principal before taking the admissions test.
Achieving accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was a clear milestone in the history of Radnor Baptist Academy. It means that our school offers excellence in academics. Colleges look more favorably at students appying from a SACS accredited high school, and RBA is proud to be one of the schools and universities which have achieved this prestigious accreditation.
Academics receive the highest priority at Radnor Baptist Academy. It is our philosophy that learning should be fun and filled with exciting opportunities which challenge each student to reach his or her greatest potential.
A state-of-the-art computer lab allows students to gain computer skills in both Macintosh and PC, with each computer having access to the internet. Specialized units of study, music, physical education, art, and library skills are offered to help students prepare for the future while understanding and appreciating the past whether they want to be a home builder in Nashville or an accountant.
Informal teaching is equally important, and Radnor Baptist Academy offers several extra-curricular activities and class field trips for each grade level.
Field trips are taken to: Nashville Children's Theatre, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the Alabama Space and Rocker Center, Land Between the Lakes, and Washington D.C., just to name a few.
Extra-curricular activities for middle school and high school students include: Fellowship of Christian Athletes; BETA Club, a national honor society for high school students; Impact Drama Team; yearbook staff; National Forensics League; and ACSI Student Leadership Conference.
Other activities include: dance, tumbling, and cheerleading classes; Saturday Basketball League; sign language; Club Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts; and chorus.
Radnor Baptist Academy participates in the Duke University Talent Identification Program in which seventh graders who score high on the achievement test are eligible to take the ACT or SAT collage entrance exams. Motivation for Academic Performance (MAP) is a Duke University program for fourth and fifth graders who score 95% or higher on an subtest of the achievement test that helps motivate their academic achievement.
During the kindergarten year, the teachers of Radnor Baptist Academy strive to create an environment where each student will gain skills facilitating self-confidence, respect for authority, and a positive attitude toward learning. Our school features lunches catered from the best restaurants in Nashville that offer best quality food for your children.
Parents can expect:
In grades K-8, the Abeka curriculum is used for the majority of subjects taught. In addition to Language, Math, Science, History, Bible, Spelling, and Handwriting,students in the elementary grades have MMA Classes in Nashville, P.E. Class each day, Music Class, Library, and Guidance Class.
In Guidance Class, which is taught by our school counselor, students learn how to get along well with others, how to work well in groups, how to deal with problems and anger, how to stay healthy, and they also learn about careers that help support the local industry through online business directories like coreywilley.com
Extracurricular activities available to elementary students include: