RSF Social Finance Makes a Loan to Bachman Academy

RSF Social Finance Makes a Loan to Bachman Academy

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 2:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Financing Announcements

CONTENT: Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Bachman Academy, a non-profit school serving students with language-based learning differences. RSF has refinanced an existing mortgage loan and line of credit allowing notable savings for the Academy to redirect toward mission-related activities.

“This partnership will allow Bachman Academy the financial resources to sustain and improve our unique method of educational delivery,” said Mark Frizzell, Bachman Academy’s CEO and Headmaster.  “With RSF’s help, we will continue to transform the lives of our students and their families.”

Located on a 188-acre campus in McDonald, Tennessee, the Academy is a boarding and day school for grades 6-12. Bachman students have learning differences such as Dyslexia, Non-verbal learning disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder.

With a dedicated staff and low student-to-teacher ratio, Bachman Academy provides a specialized curriculum with a focus on hands-on, language-rich education. The learning environment is nurturing, challenging, achievement-oriented, and individualized to suit the needs of each student. Language-Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies are taught using multi-sensory techniques that provide maximum learning and retention for students who learn differently.

In addition to the core curriculum, the Academy also provides career-education in mechanics, equine science, woodworking, and horticulture/agriculture.  These areas reinforce traditional subjects while making the students more work-force ready.

 “At RSF we believe in holistic educational programs that support the intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, and social needs of children,” said Ted Levinson, Director of Lending. “Bachman Academy is a great model of this philosophy at work.”


About RSF Social Finance
Located in San Francisco, CA, RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. Since 1984, the organization has made over $275 million in loans and $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises working in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. RSF's lending capital comes primarily from 1,400 individuals who have invested $1,000 or more in the organization's Social Investment Fund. Investors earn a competitive return on their money comparable to a certificate of deposit while their funds are deployed to leading social enterprises. To learn more, visit

About The Bachman Academy
Bachman Academy is a boarding and day school serving intelligent students in grades 6-12 who have language-based learning differences like Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorders, and students with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Bachman Academy is dually-accredited by SAIS-SACS, the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Academy is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Southeastern Association of Boarding Schools (SABS). To learn more, visit


Ted Levinson, Director of Lending

Jillian McCoy, Senior Associate, Communications