A school for boys in grades 7 - 12. Founded in 1867.
About MBA

Facts & Figures

Montgomery Bell Academy is the oldest independent school for boys in Tennessee. Founded in 1867, MBA is home to 770 boys in grades 7-12. MBA 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.

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  • Campus

  • Student Body

    GRADUATING CLASS
    About 125 Boys

    AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
    13 students

    STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
    • 18% students of color
    • 49 feeder schools
    • 40 different zip codes
    STUDENTS RECEIVING NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID
    22%

    FINANCIAL AID BUDGET
    $2,000,000
  • ACADEMICS

    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
    • 15 National Merit Semi-Finalists (class of 2018)
    • 17 Commended Scholars (class of 2018)
    • 126 AP Scholars (2017)

    STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 
    7.5 to 1

    FACULTY DEMOGRAPHICS
    • Percentage with advanced degrees: 74%
    • Percentage with PhD: 15%
    • Average tenure: 11.5 years
    • Faculty of color: 7%
    • International faculty: 9%
  • Extracurriculars

    ARTS
    • 5 Gold Medals, 12 Silver Medals, 34 Honorable Mentions (National Scholastic Art Competition)
    • 12 All-State Singers; 26 Mid-State Band and Orchestra
    • 6 drama performances per year; 2017 Tennessee Theater Association One Act Champion
    ATHLETICS
    16 Varsity Sports; 10 State Championships since 2007

    CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
    More than 60 offerings

    DEBATE

    Nationally Ranked Debate Team; Debate Novice National Champions (2015, 2016)

    INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES

    15 foreign exchange programs

    MOCK TRIAL
    State Champions (2016, 2017)

    SERVICE
    4800 hours of student service to 26 non-profits (2016-2017) 

    WILSON GRANTS
    $600,000 in student grants annually for domestic and international study
     

Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514