Montgomery Bell Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (615)298-5514
  • 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 OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1867

Student Body

Total Students716 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeMontgomery Bell Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers98 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses24 courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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 score1360

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,280
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,500
Admissions DirectorGreg Ferrell
Admissions AssociateKit Lechleiter

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, 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

5  8/26/2014
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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