Letter from the Head of School


Dear Benton Hall Family and Friends,


Happy New Year!

As the calendar turns to February 2016, we have reached a milestone in our rich history of serving the community.  Benton Hall Academy, founded in 1977, is a learning institution that provides individualized education by addressing students’ unique learning styles, cultivating independent thought, and promoting the building of character to enable students to contribute to their communities in meaningful, positive ways.  Benton Hall’s success is built on a legacy of helping students achieve their potential in an accepting and challenging environment while learning and growing to becoming their very best.

Each day we are afforded an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of our students though our role as educators, leaders, parents, and mentors.

In a little less than a month, we will be hosting our 4th annual “Food for Thought” fundraiser.  Our Board of Directors would like to invite you to join us as a sponsor or guest on Friday, March 4th and experience the best culinary expertise of local restaurants and chefs.  Guests will enjoy the best food, drinks, and hear local musicians while raising money for BHA.  If you would like to become an underwriter or simply join the other 250 attendees for this event, contact Melanie Britton at m.britton@bentonhallacademy.org or 615-791-6467 for sponsorship levels and ticket information.

In May 2016, we will close the doors to our current location and are excited as we continue to look to the future to secure and finalize details for our new home.  This is a time of great opportunity as we work on our vision of building for the future in hopes of expanding some of our services and classes.  Our plans include the opportunity to expand our school garden and eventually owning our own building.  We could not do what we are doing without you.  We will keep you updated on our exciting news as we secure next steps.  Your contributions in helping us move forward are greatly appreciated and of course, are tax deductible.  For more information, please feel free to contact me directly at j.purcell@bentonhallacademy.org or at 615-791-6467.


Jimmy Purcell, Head of School