About MBA

Facts & Figures

Montgomery Bell Academy is the oldest independent school for boys in Tennessee. Founded in 1867, MBA is home to 835 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 140 Boys

    AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
    14 students

    STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
    • 17% students of color
    • 51 feeder schools
    • 40 different zip codes
    STUDENTS RECEIVING NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID
    20%

    FINANCIAL AID BUDGET
    $2,800,000
  • ACADEMICS

    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
    • 9 National Merit Finalists (Class of 2022)
    • 14 Commended Scholars (Class of 2022)
    • 141 AP Scholars (2021)

    STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 
    7.7 to 1

    FACULTY DEMOGRAPHICS
    • Percentage with advanced degrees: 70%
    • Percentage with PhD: 20%
    • Average tenure: 10 years
    • Faculty of color: 10%
    • International faculty: 8%
  • Extracurriculars

    ARTS
    • 31 Gold Medals, 30 Silver Medals, 79 Honorable Mentions (National Scholastic Art Awards - past 3 years)
    • 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 80 offerings

    DEBATE

    National Champions (Tournament of Champions, 2020)
    National Champions (National Debate Coaches Association, 2019)
    Nationally Ranked (every year)
    Novice National Champions (2015, 2016)

    INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES

    15 foreign exchange programs

    MOCK TRIAL
    State Champions (2016, 2017)

    SERVICE
    4,800 hours of student service to 26 non-profits 

    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