Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205-0372
Tel: (615)298-5514
Grades: 7-12 | 716 students
Montgomery Bell Academy offers young men an exemplary college preparatory experience, assisting them to be "gentlemen, scholars, and athletes" and young men of wisdom and moral integrity who will make significant contributions to society.
MBA provides for its students a determined balance among academics, athletics, and fine arts.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Year Founded 1867

Student Body

Total Students 716 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Montgomery Bell Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 24 courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, German
Average SAT score 1922

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,280
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,500
Admissions Director Greg Ferrell
Admissions Associate Kit Lechleiter

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingClimbing,
CrewCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRiflery,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. African American Studies, Art, Astronomy, Cellophony, Climbing, Debate, Digital Production, Fishing, Guitar, Hispanic Achievers, Math Counts, Medical Careers, Mock Trial, Model UN, Photography, Ping Pong, Robotics, Rugby, Science Olympiad, Video and Film Art, Astronomy, Cellophony, Climbing, Debate, Fishing, Guitar, Math Counts, Mock Trial, Model UN, Photography, Ping Pong, Robotics, Rugby, Video and Film, African American Studies,
Digital Production,
Hispanic Achievers,
Medical Careers,
Science Olympiad,
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School Reviews

As an alumni of Montgomery Bell, there is not a better place in Nashville for you to send your son. I am currently a sophomore at Vanderbilt, and freshman year I was immensely more prepared for the workload and rigor of a college curriculum than my classmates were. While preparing students for college is a goal for MBA, the school offers so much more. I came in 7th grade thinking that I was going to play basketball and focus on math. Six years later, I graduated a singer who has a passion for the spanish language. I also went on two exchange trips to Chile and South Africa for a month each during the summers after my sophomore and junior year on scholarship. You will not find another high school in the city that can offer such opportunities on grant money. Many think that if your son is not a jock athlete who watches ESPN all day then he will not fit in and do well at MBA. While I thought the same thing coming in 7th grade, I quickly discovered the exact opposite. The school exposes students to so many different paths that anyone can find not what he is passionate about, but also teachers and peers that will enthusiastically support him. The work load is difficult and should not be overlooked, but in the end your son will have learned much about how to manage time and also how to pursue his passions.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/26/14

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $9,544 for elementary schools and $15,454 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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