McCallie School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: 1-800-234-2163
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • "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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  • Class of 2005
    5 Stars   6/24/2009
    Davidson College
    McCallie is unquestionably one of the finest boarding schools in the nation. It prepares its students to achieve excellence in every arena. Three things in particular distinguish McCallie from other schools.The first thing that. . .

  • Class of 2003
    5 Stars   12/1/2005
    University of Virginia
    As an all-male school with a focus on building up men of character, McCallie offered me an unmatchable experience. In a single sex environment, my classmates and I did not feel constrained by a. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
McCallie SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-127-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-127-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19051910
Campus Size125 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment667 students300 students
% Students of Color
17%
20%
% International Students
6%
20%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1670 - 2030-
Average ACT score28*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1817
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$93 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,950$52,850
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,975$28,400
Tuition international students$51,450$47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
36%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsJim Daughdrill
Associate Director of AdmissionsHank Bramblet

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
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 Organizations6723
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International Club, Argonaut (Literary Magazine), Art Club, Asian Film Society, Astronomy Club, Big/Little Siblings, Biodiesel Production Club, Campaigners, Campus Entertainment Committee (CEC), Chapel, Cheerleaders, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Classics Club, Community Service Club, Cum Laude, Debate Club, Drama Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, German Club, Guitar Club, Habitat for Humanity, Handbell,

College Matriculation

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

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.
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