Montgomery Bell Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1867
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students787 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeMontgomery Bell Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses29 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 score1370
Average ACT score30

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$27,250
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,500
Admissions DirectorGreg Ferrell
Admissions AssociateKit Lechleiter

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingClimbing,
CrewCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
RifleryRock Climbing,
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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Nashville
    Grades: K-12 | 1073 students
    2.2 miles
    211 Ensworth Place
    Nashville, TN 37205
    (615)250-8916
    2.2 K-12
    1073
  • Nashville
    Grades: PK-12 | 756 students
    5.1 miles
    4700 Franklin Pike
    Nashville, TN 37220
    (615)832-8845
    5.1 PK-12
    756
  • Nashville
    Grades: K-12 | 1073 students
    4.8 miles
    2000 Edgehill Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37212
    (615)321-8000
    4.8 K-12
    1073
  • Nashville
    Benton Hall Academy
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    Special Education School (Christian)
    Grades: 3-12 | 56 students
    5.8 miles
    5555 Franklin Pike
    Nashville, TN 37220
    (615)791-6467
    5.8 3-12
    56
  • Nashville
    Grades: NS-12
    3.4 miles
    2323A Old Hickory Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37215
    (615)373-9550
    3.4 NS-12
    n/a

School Reviews

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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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