Prospective 9th Grade Students

We know you have questions…Is there a lot of homework? Will I make friends? Do I have to wear a uniform? 


The transition to high school is an exciting time in every student’s life. It brings with it not only a world of new opportunities, but also new challenges. Starting off at any new school is always a period of adjustment. We get that. But rest assured, whether coming from a private or public school–near or far–you will have a home here. 


Yes, there is homework, but your teachers are available before and after school to assist you. 


Yes, you will make friends. Beyond the classroom, there are so many opportunities for freshmen to get involved at BG. From clubs to athletics, from the arts to service projects and mission trips, there is something for everyone. 


Yes, you have to wear a uniform. The ability to present oneself in a positive manner is critical, and is a skill taught through our uniform. Additionally, the school uniform places every student on a level playing field, and many students report that it reduces stress by relieving them of the concern over what to wear on a given day.


There are still a few spots left in our freshman class at this time. Families are highly encouraged to reach out to the Office of Admission by emailing for more information.

“Going to BG, I knew about four kids from my middle school. I highly suggest that anyone coming to BG  join a team or club because it is a great way to meet people and make new friends. I love how much BG continues to challenge and push me. I have done more work here for both academics and extracurriculars than I even thought I was capable of. I would advise any 8th grader applying to not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. I think the biggest lesson I have learned at BG is that your teachers are always there to help you. If you ever need help, all you need to do is ask.”    -Duncan Premus ’22