McCallie School

500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Tel: 1-800-234-2163
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 667 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 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 Pre-K-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1905 1910
Campus Size 125 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 667 students 295 students
% Students of Color 17% 19%
% International Students 6% 20%
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1670 - 2030 -
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 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $93 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,195 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,960 $27,240
Tuition international students $46,195 $46,000
% Students on Financial Aid 36% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 68 23
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)
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School Notes:

  • 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.
  • The McCallie School's mission is to prepare its students for college and for life. The school is dedicated to the academic, physical, spiritual, and emotional growth of boys. It seeks to inspire and motivate them:
  • To pursue excellence and take pride in one''s work and achievements
  • To lead lives of personal honor
  • To be responsible in family and personal relationships
  • To manifest concern for the welfare of others.
  • The McCallie Honors Scholarship brings to secondary education the prestigious merit-based scholarship traditions that have graced our finest Southern universities. The Morehead Scholarship at the University of North Carolina, the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia, and the A.B. Duke Scholarship at Duke University - all attract the most exceptional students from around the country to the Southeast. These outstanding students enrich the universities they attend, helping ensure the continuity of excellence within these schools. In the same way, the McCallie Honors Scholars enhance McCallie's tradition of excellence. A McCallie Honors Scholar will be an outstanding young man in several respects. His academic excellence will be demonstrated through both his academic record as well as his standardized test scores. He will exhibit exceptional leadership potential. And he will possess truly extraordinary character. Scholarship, leadership, and integrity - these are the defining characteristics of the McCallie Honors Scholar. In recent years, approximately 150 boys have been nominated annually for Honors Scholarships. All are required to visit campus during a Visitor's Day program or for an individually scheduled visit during which they meet current McCallie students and staff, tour campus and complete an admission interview. From the group of nominees, Honors Scholarship finalists are invited back to campus in late February to participate in Honors Scholarship Weekend during which final award levels are determined. Scholarships may consist of merit, financial aid or both. Levels range from partial to full tuition, room and board.
  • 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 boarding school is Baylor School (5.9 miles away)
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  • Chattanooga, TN
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    ChattanoogaTN 37405
    423-267-5902
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  • McDonald, TN
    414 Brymer Creek Rd
    McDonaldTN 37353
    423-479-4523
    19.1 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 33 students
  • Sewanee, TN
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    931.598.5651
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  • Rome, GA
    1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
    RomeGA 30161
    800-36-TIGER
    55.6 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 789 students
  • Bell Buckle, TN
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    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    888-733-9322
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