McCallie School

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA view map
All Boys, Christian/Non-Denominational

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Since 1905, McCallie has offered a premiere college preparatory boarding program for boys in grades 9-12. The student-administered honor code governs a community where academics and character are of equal importance. McCallie features over 40 student-centered organizations and an outstanding array of extra-curricular activities that include nationally recognized programs in athletics, the arts, and community service. McCallie also offers a coordinate program with Girls Preparatory School. The Honors Scholarship Program awards merit scholarships to outstanding rising ninth and tenth grade students.

500 Dodds Avenue, Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA 37404
423-624-8300

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Director of Admission: Troy Kemp
Admissions Phone:423-493-5848Toll-Free Admissions:800-234-2163Fax:423-493-5426
Email: boardingadmissions@mccallie.org Website: www.mccallie.org


  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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  • Founded: 1905
  • Campus Size: 110 acres
  • Grades Offered: 6th-12th
  • Accredited by: SACS, SAIS
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-12th
Day
Grades 6th-12th
Total
Girls     0 0 0
Boys     246 669 915
Total     246 669 915

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $42,495
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $22,125
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 36.00%
  • Average Awarded: $15,608
 
 

Department Director: Kenneth Sholl

Average Class Size: 13

Full Time Teachers: 120

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 68.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7/1

Number of AP Courses Offered: 20

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center
  • Core Academy
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Poetry
History:
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
  • African American History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
  • The Bible
  • Ethics
  • Mythology
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Theology
  • World Religions
  • AP Political Thought
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Bioethics
Sciences:
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Health
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Intro to Medicine
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Graph Theory
Computer Studies:
  • Multimedia
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Theory
  • Solfege/Ear Training
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Metal
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Public Speaking
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Design
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Global Environmental History



AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German Language
  • US Government & Politics
  • Latin Literature
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History
 
 

Department Director: Sumner McCallie

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 5

Average Students Per Dorm: 45

No. of Boys Dorms: 5

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Racquetball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor climbing wall

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Classics Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • FCA
  • Fencing
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Science Bowl
  • Scouting
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
 
 

Summary: McCallie offers 14 varsity athletics and more than 60 student-led organizations and clubs. Students interested in the fine arts can choose between 20 classes and subjects, and far more than half the student body participates in one of the two biggest annual musical productions, Candlelight before the Christmas holidays and the spring musical production with Girls Preparatory School.

Arts Department Director: Jack Denton

Athletics Department Director: C.R. Simmons

Arts
  • Art Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Glee Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Baseball
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Hiking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Racquet Ball
  • Rafting
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
 
 

Department Director: Buck Rogers

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

North Carolina State University
Georgia Tech
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading 530 640
Mathematics 540 680
Writing 500 620



Notable Alumni

Howard Baker (Class of 1943) Former Senate Majority Leader, White House Chief of Staff, and Ambassador to Japan

John M. Belk (Class of 1939) President of Belk Department Stores Inc

Bill Brock (Class of 1949) Former Senator and Secretary of Labor

Carroll Campbell (Class of 1958) Former Governor of South Carolina

James Killian (Class of 1921) Former President of MIT

Ralph McGill (Class of 1917) Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Atlanta Constitution

Jon Meacham (Class of 1987) Editor of Newsweek and best-selling author

Olin Mills II (Class of 1948) Chairman of the Board, Olan Mills Inc.

Ted Turner (Class of 1956) CNN Founder

Zach Wamp (Class of 1976) Current member of the House of Representatives




Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Summary: McCALLIE SCHOOL OFFERS NOT ONLY a nationally recognized college preparatory education, but also some equally high-caliber summer programs which are both enjoyable and enriching for its participants (and comforting for the parents). Choose from three boarding camps and fifteen day camps. McCallie has long offered the best, most complete summer camp program in this area -- and this year will be even bigger and better! Campers from age five and up develop new skills, hone old ones, learn the value of teamwork and cooperation -- and have fun! Excellent facilities, caring professional adults, and enthusiastic counselors result in a great summer experience at McCallie that will be enjoyed and remembered for years to come.

Department Director: Bill Eiselstien

Sports Camp

McCallie Sports Camp is an action-oriented boarding camp for boys ages 9-15. A variety of athletic activities are combined with trips and other fun events. Emphasis is on fun, sportsmanship, and participation.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $1,950
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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CLC

In the Character Leadership Community Program, we ask questions—many questions. We believe that a community of talented people thinking together about important questions and sharing interesting experiences can produce great results.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $2,400
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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