You may begin the application process by completing our on-line application. Completing the on-line applicationis the best way to ensure that your son’s application is up-to-date and accurate. Once you have completed all of the tabs and have paid the $50 application fee, you may submit your application. Alternatively, a paper application may be downloaded and submitted for admission, but we strongly encourage families to apply on-line.
All applications must be submitted by February 1, 2021.
Student visits are scheduled once your family has submitted an inquiry form. During his visit your son will have the opportunity to sit in our classes, meet our teachers, and enjoy all that MBA has to offer. Please contact the admissions office to schedule your son's visit.
In addition to the admissions application, MBA also requires several documents from your son's school and teachers. We suggest that you submit your transcript request form in December or January, so that the form is returned to MBA by the February 1, 2021 deadline. Additionally, we request that your son's current English and math teachers submit recommendations on his behalf. Please download the documents below. If your son's current school does not provide teacher recommendations or evaluations, you will need for him to take the Character Snapshot by SSAT. Please see the information below to learn more.
Why is MBA asking your son to take The Character Skills Snapshot? Montgomery Bell Academy is more than just a place where your child will learn math and English and science. Certainly the reason you are seeking to enroll your son here is because you are interested in an education that focuses on instilling character values and encouraging personal growth. In fact, MBA’s motto of “Gentleman, Scholar, Athlete,” prioritizes the school’s ethos to emphasize those very values. Similarly, we know that your son is much more than grades and test scores. That is why we are asking him to take The Character Skills Snapshot as part of his application. It will give us richer holistic information about your son, and show us areas where our community can help him grow, thrive, and shine. While The Character Skills Snapshot is not required for your son’s application this year, we strongly encourage you to include it, and it will be required for any applicants who are unable to obtain teacher evaluations from their current school. The test itself can be taken at home and only takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The Character Skills Snapshot costs $40 to take and process. MBA does have fee waivers available for families who qualify for financial aid. To learn more about qualifying for a fee waiver, please contact Greg Ferrell at MBA at 615-369-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org Registering for The Character Skills Snapshot and having your son’s results sent to MBA is easy. Please follow the instructions on the link below: How to Register Your Son for Character Skills Snapshot (non SSAT takers)
A personal interview is required of all applicants. Interviews may be scheduled by contacting the school only after an application is submitted. All applicants are asked to schedule an interview for Saturday, February 6, 2021, by calling the Admission Office at (615) 369-5311 after the Winter Break.