Montgomery Bell Academy

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 824 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,680
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 1

Top Rankings

Montgomery Bell Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
824 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Montgomery Bell Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
30 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
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Khaki pants and collared shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Greg Ferrell
Admissions Associate
Kit Lechleiter



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
Astronomy, Digital Production, Fishing, Guitar, Hispanic Achievers, Medical Careers, Photography, Video and Film

Club or Organization:
African American Studies, Climbing, Math Counts, Mock Trial, Model UN, Robotics, Science Olympiad

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Cellophony, Debate

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ping Pong
Profile last updated: 08/18/2021

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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 824 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,680
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 1

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $15,667 for elementary schools and $19,639 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nashville, TN is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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