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Welcome to Bowling Green, Kentucky!


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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987


2016/2017 CALENDAR 



February 10-12
Closed Weekend

March 4
Class of 2019 Interview Day

March 10-19
Building Closed (Spring Break)

March 21
Statewide Jr. ACT Test

March 23
Gatton Research Showcase

March 25
WKU Student Research Conference

April 8

April 14-16
Closed Weekend (Easter)

April 20-21
Oak Ridge National Lab Trip

April 22
Preview Day

May 12
Senior Recognition Night

May 13

May 13
Building Closes for Year at 7:00pm

May 22-25
Week of the Arts, Louisville

August 21
Gatton Eclipse Event & 10 year anniversary


Welcome to
Bowling Green, Kentucky!

Bowling Green is a thriving university town with a progressive and diverse population. Kentucky's third-largest city, Bowling Green combines the convenience and community of a small town with the culture and innovation found in larger cities.

Even in recent difficult financial times, Bowling Green continues to thrive economically and culturally due to its diverse economy, major university, award-winning schools, affordable housing, low crime rate, and surrounding natural beauty and resources.

According to Forbes, Bowling Green ranks as the #12 small town in America for a career. Its cost of living is 11% lower than the national average, and the average single-family home costs $117,000. Bowling Green is conveniently located on I-65 only 65 miles north of downtown Nashville, TN, and its additional urban amenities.

Bowling Green has a tremendous local artistic and cultural scene, with numerous local restaurants, businesses, farmers markets, and bars. The city hosts major annual music festivals, is home to multiple local theatre troupes, and recently opened the 80,000 square foot Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center for nationally touring performances.

WKU is located next to downtown Bowling Green, where you will find a vibrant collection of local businesses and restaurants that are centered on the historic southern-style square. The city has many outdoor recreational opportunities including 19 parks and Lost River Cave, plus Bowling Green is only 26 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Please explore the links below to discover what makes Bowling Green an outstanding and unique place to live and work.





intl festival






starry nights


farmers market





Theatre and the Arts


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