McCallie School

Missionary Ridge 500 Dodds Avenue,
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Tel: 1-800-234-2163
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 660 students
"One of the premier boys schools in the nation, McCallie has provided rigorous college preparation in a Christian context since 1905.
McCallie is an achievement-oriented community that encourages boys to strive toward academic excellence and commit to a student-administered honor system.
McCallie offers a coordinate program with Girls Preparatory School, AP courses in all disciplines, an extensive weekend activities program, 14 competitive varsity sports, and 39 different intramural tournaments..."

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2014 School Data
McCallie School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 8-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1905 1908
Campus Size 125 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 660 students 300 students
% Students of Color 14% 18%
% International Students 6% 20%
Average SAT Score 1831 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1650 - 2020 -
Average ACT score 28 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $64 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,495 $47,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,125 $26,110
Tuition international students $44,495 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 36% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of Admissions Troy Kemp
Jim Daughdrill
Associate Director of Admissions Hank Bramblet  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 67 24
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International, Argonaut (Literary Magazine), Art Club, Asian Film Society, Astronomy Club, Big Brothers, Biodiesel Production Club, Campaigners, Campus Entertainment Committee (CEC), Chapel Committee, Cheerleaders, Chemistry Olympiad, Chess Club, Chorus, Classics Club, Community Service Committee, Cum Laude, Debate, Drama, Ecology/Recycling Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), French Club, German Club, Guitar Ensemble, Habitat for Humanity,

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: SACS, NAIS, Member School of TABS and NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Ted Turner '56 - CNN Founder
    • Howard Baker '43 - Former Senate Majority Leader, White House Chief of Staff, and Ambassador to Japan
    • Jon Meacham '87 - Editor of Newsweek and best-selling author
    • Bill Brock '49 - Former Senator and Secretary of Labor
    • James Killian '21 - Former President of MIT
    • Ralph McGill '17 - Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Atlanta Constitution
    • Zach Wamp '76 - Current member of the House of Representatives
    • Carroll Campbell '58 - Former Governor of South Carolina
    • John M. Belk '39 - President of Belk Department Stores Inc.
    • Olin Mills II '48 - Chairman of the Board, Olan Mills Inc.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Baylor School (5.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ChattanoogaBaylor School
    171 Baylor School Road
    5.9 mi | 1049 students | Gr. 6-12
  • McDonaldBachman Academy
    414 Brymer Creek Rd
    19.1 mi | 31 students | Gr. 6-12
  • SewaneeSt. Andrew's-Sewanee School
    290 Quintard Rd.
    37.8 mi | 248 students | Gr. 6-12
  • RomeDarlington School
    1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
    55.5 mi | 815 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
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