New to the Nest Information

New to the Nest

Welcome to the Nest!

This fall, many new students from Catholic, private and public schools will join our school and all bring many different talents, gifts and interests to SBA.  There are so many things to know, learn and remember so we hope this information will help you get started.  Let’s prepare to soar!  

In the list below, you will find several items of importance.  Some are forms that need to be completed and returned; others are for information only.  

Click Here for 2019-20 Calendar Highlights

2019 New Family Orientation PowerPoint

Click here to download a PDF version of this document.




Athletic Program

SBA provides a diverse and well-rounded sports program with 27 athletic teams, plus dance and cheer. On average, we have more than 500 student-athletes competing (many in more than one sport). SBA retains membership in and abides by the constitutions, by-laws and regulations of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA).

Athletic Info Flyer


Summer Sports Opportunities:

Football -
Youth Football Camp - June 26th-28th. Click here for more info.
Elite Football 7 on 7 - July 12th-13th. Click here for more info.

Cross Country -
Conditioning Program. Click here for more ino.

Dead Period - The TSSAA mandated Dead Period is June 23 - July 6.  During this period, the SBA athletic facilities will be closed.

Sports Physicals - Physicals are required by the TSSAA for all athletes.  We will have a all-school physical day on May 15 from 3:30-6:00 pm.  This is a FREE physical evaluation.  You may use your family physician if you prefer.
Personal Family Physician Form - click here
Campbell Clinic Form - click here

For more information about all sports, please visit and click on the specific sport. 

Facts Tuition Management

SBA has partnered with FACTS Management Company for collection of tuition and fees. All families are required to have a payment agreement with FACTS. FACTS allows families to have secured access to their tuition balances 24/7. At the time of enrollment with FACTS, each family selects their own payment plan that matches their family’s budget.
You chose not only the date of the payments but also the frequency of your payments.
At enrollment you select the type of account: 

  1. Monthly plans end in MARCH each year- You can select a 10, 11, or 12-month plan ($50 annual FACTS enrollment fee)
    10-month plans run June- March
    11-month plans run May- March
    12-month plans run April- March
  2. Quarterly payment plans ($50 annual FACTS enrollment fee) Due dates: May; August; November & February   
  3. Annual plans- ($20 FACTS annual enrollment fee) Payment due April 1st(or at time of enrollment)

Additional things to know about your payment plan:

  1. You can make additional payments at ANY time to lower the remaining payments.
  2. Course fees will be billed in September and added to your FACTS agreement.
  3. Request for change in payment dates will be handled by the SBA business office.
  4. Each year the FACTS agreement will be rolled to the next school year. You can change the structure of your payment plan each year.

You can change or add additional banking institutions to your agreement online or by contacting FACTS. Credit card payments are subject to processing fee.
Customer service for FACTS 1-866-444-4637.

To view our FACTS Program page, please click here.

Band Program

St. Benedict offers many different opportunities for students to perform in an instrumental music ensemble. We offer courses for students who have never played to advanced students who have played for many years. Rock & Soul band is the only audition-based ensemble. Students with at least 1 year of playing experience can enroll in concert band and orchestra.

Concert Band - This ensemble is for students who have been performing for at least one year. Students who perform on one of the following instruments can become a member of this ensemble: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone, tuba, percussion (will be expected to do accessory, snare, and keyboard). This ensemble performs 4 concerts a year (2 per semester) as well as performances in festival. 

Beginning Band - This ensemble is for students who missed the opportunity to learn a band instrument or wish to become a member of the concert band. Students will undergo a musical aptitude test and will be placed on an instrument based on natural ability and preference. Students will learn one of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion (mallets, snare, and accessory). Students will need to rent an instrument or can purchase if so choose. This ensemble performs at least 3 times a year. 

Marching Band - SBA will be starting a marching band in the 2019-2020 school year. This will be an optional after school ensemble. Students who participate in marching band must be a member of either concert band, beginning band, orchestra, or rock & soul band. Band camp will be July 15-26 from 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at SBA. For more information regarding dates and enrollment in this ensemble, email Ms. Naomi Ziegler at

Orchestra - This ensemble is for string musicians who have been performing for at least one year. Students who perform on one the following instruments can become a member of this ensemble: violin, viola, cello, and upright bass (no electric). This ensemble performs 4 concerts a year (2 per semester) as well as performances in festival. 

Rock & Soul Band - This ensemble is an audition-based ensemble. Students who perform on the following can become members of this ensemble: vocals (singing), guitar (electric and/or acoustic), bass guitar, keyboard, and drum-set. Auditions will be held on April 16 from 4pm - 6pm in the SBA band room. To set-up a time, email Ms. Ziegler at with your name, instrument/voice, and music experience.

  For more information about band, click here to contact Ms. Naomi Ziegler

Choral Program

Students interested in Concert Choir or Women's Chorale should contact Mr. Tim Vaziri for more information about participation, applicable auditions, responsibilities, and opportunities related to our choral music program Auditions, if needed, are scheduled per individual student via email with the director. The Choral Program at St. Benedict strives to produce strong musicians and singers, but also, Choir is a place for students to come together in a joint effort to create something beautiful. Choir is for everyone: artists, athletes, scholars, young women, and young men. Those students that are especially serious about vocal music will find ample opportunities to advance their skills outside of class. Please come join us!

1:1 Laptop Program and MacBook Distribution

1:1 Laptop Program

  • Each student is required to lease a 13” MacBook Air through SBA.
  • The Technology Fee covers the annual lease, insurance policy and charger for each student.

MacBook Distribution

  • Each student, and at least one parent, will be required to attend a MacBook distribution session in July.
  • MacBook laptops will not be distributed to students who do not have an active FACTS agreement.
  • Distribution is by last name:
    • A-B – July 16 * 9:00-10:00 am
    • C-D – July 16 * 10:30 – 11:30 am
    • E-H – July 17 * 9:00 – 10:00 am
    • I- M – July 17 * 10:30 – 11:30 am
    • N- S – July 18 * 9:00 – 10:00 am
    • T-Z – July 18 * 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • ONLY come to your assigned time – we will not have your laptop at a different session.

MMI Dining Services

St. Benedict at Auburndale has partnered with MMI Dining Systems to provide quality food services for our students, faculty, staff and guests. To view our Eagle Cafe page for more information, click here.

Student Uniforms

School uniform information is available in the Student Handbook. Dennis Uniforms is our uniform provider. 

Dennis Uniforms
7846 Trinity Rd Ste 111
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 522-6652

  •  Regular Uniform 
  •   worn Monday – Wednesday 
  •   uniform bottom with Polo
  •  Dress Uniform 
  • worn Thursdays 
  •  uniform bottom with dress shirt (girls) and dress shirt and tie (boys)
  • Spirit Day
  • Fridays
  • uniform bottom with t-shirt, sweatshirt or jacket purchased from Spirit Shop or issued by athletic team

Spirit Shop

SBA spirit wear may be purchased twice a month on Thursdays during each lunch period.  These items can be worn on Friday with the student's SBA uniform.  We also have an online Spirit Shop during the school year.  The shop is open once a month and offers many items not available from the school Spirit Shop.  During the summer, you may purchase spirit wear at the school office.

Student Handbook

The 2019-2020 Student Handbook will be available later this summer.

Service Handbook

Click here for the Service Handbook

Textbook Information

St. Benedict utilizes MBS Direct as our official textbook partner.  The online Bookstore (MBS Direct) will open in July.  All registered students will receive a schedule with course listing via email the same day.  Official schedules will be sent the first week in August. 

Freshmen and Transfer students should not download digital books until you have your MacBook. Your instructors will help you download your books the first week of school. 

Click here for more information about purchasing textbooks.