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.: 18%
Students by Grade Montgomery Bell Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 67%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 24 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of 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
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

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


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,
CrewCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,


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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Harpeth Hall School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Harding Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Paul Christian Academy (1.9 miles away)
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    NashvilleTN 37205
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School Reviews

11 months ago
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.
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