Montgomery Bell Academy – Building Boys into Good Men, Since 1867
Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) is a school for boys in grades 7-12, where students are taught the value of leadership and character; are equipped with the fundamental tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond; develop an appreciation for the effort required to achieve excellence; and form friendships that last a lifetime.
Faculty and staff at MBA are committed to providing the best education for young men, and to know, care for, and understand our students. Admission to MBA is competitive and successful candidates are those who have demonstrated a serious approach to their studies. Candidates ascribe to MBA's ideal of becoming a Gentleman, Scholar, and Athlete. Additionally, we want students who will seek the abundant opportunities that MBA provides. These include grants to study and travel across the globe, excellent teachers and coaches who are committed to providing the very best education to our students, and nationally recognized programs like debate, visual and performing arts, service, mock trial, robotics, and more. The best way to experience MBA is to come see it in person. We hope you will visit us, take a tour of the campus, and see first-hand this vibrant and caring community.
MBA – Home of the Gentleman, Scholar, Athlete
Montgomery Bell Academy is Middle Tennessee's only boys' school. It is a place where a boy’s academic, extracurricular, and emotional needs are the priority. Learning is most productive in an environment where friendships thrive. Fulfilled students are more inclined to take risks by pursuing a wide range of interests. Importantly, our outstanding teachers understand how boys learn. MBA has the ability to integrate the curriculum in such a way as to make students as comfortable with poetry as they are with physics. Choosing themes to which boys respond – courage, adventure, risk-taking, honor, and a sense of duty – is an effective approach to enhance learning and communication.
Grades: 7 – 12 (boys only); Enrollment: 835; Established: 1867