500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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McCallie School Photo #1 - McCallie's academic programs go beyond merely mastering the necessary material. They excel at teaching students to think. McCallie does not teach courses or subjects; McCallie teaches boys.
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McCallie School Photo #1 - McCallie's academic programs go beyond merely mastering the necessary material. They excel at teaching students to think. McCallie does not teach courses or subjects; McCallie teaches boys.
McCallie School Photo #2 - Through coordinate activities with our sister school GPS, we are able to provide students activities where "all-boys" and the "all-girls" schools can interact.
McCallie School Photo #3 - The 180,000 square-foot Sports & Activities Center is home to five basketball courts, a racquetball court, a climbing gym, a weight room, a 25yd x 25m swimming pool, a wrestling room, twenty-five indoor rowing machines, an indoor track, and a full-service athletic training room. The building also houses a student recreation area with ping-pong tables, pool tables, and an arcade.
McCallie School Photo #4 - At McCallie, we feel it is important to grow the whole boy. Our expert coaches and trainers utilize our state of the art facilities to help our young men be the best they can be physically.
McCallie School Photo #5 - McCallie believes that its ongoing Christian tradition builds a strong moral foundation and a sense of civic and social duty. By instilling respect for, and understanding of, other religions and faiths, McCallie supports the spiritual growth of all its students.
McCallie School Photo #6 - The College Counseling office works with our students to help them find the best college fit for them and to make sure they are best prepared for the application process and the financial aid process.
McCallie School Photo #7 - McCallie offers hundreds of weekend activities all year long, from intramural sports on campus to out-of-town trips to concerts, sporting events, and outdoor activities. No matter what you're interested in, McCallie has an activity to match it.
"One of the premier boy's 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...".

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 979 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $60,710
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $31,330
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

McCallie School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
McCallie School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12, PG
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1905
1907
Campus Size
120 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
979 students
300 students
% Students of Color
24%
26%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
33%
70%
Average ACT score
26
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Dress shirt and tie (Mon-Thur); School Polo (Fri)
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
18
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
88%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$118 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$60,710
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,330
$34,900
Tuition international students
$65,710
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$20,600
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
66%
-
Acceptance Rate
60%
58%
Director of Admissions
Hank Bramblet

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
18
17
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
23
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Chess Club, Outdoor Club, Pennant (Yearbook), Prom Committee, Resident Advisors, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Senate, Spanish Club, SPIRITUALS, Student Ambassadords, Student Council, Student Vestry, TEPS, The International Club, Volunteer, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Young Writers Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Individual Music Instruction

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ultimate Frisbee, Weight Lifting

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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.
  • McCallie School accreditations: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS); Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS); Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (TAIS), Independent Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC)
  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2018
5.00
Bowdoin College/ Wheaton College (IL)
When the McCallie school says they, "Inspire boys, and build men" they truly mean this. Even better though, McCallie does this in a way that is specifically tailored to how boys develop and learn. Before. . .

Class of 2005
5.00
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
5.00
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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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 979 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $60,710
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $31,330
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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