Mccallie School

Tel: (423)624-8300
Grades: 6-12 | 889 students
Recognized as one of the nation's top college preparatory schools, McCallie was founded in 1905 and is located on the western slope of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
It is an all-boys school with boarding students in grades 9 through 12 and day students in grades 6 through 12.
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; and to manifest concern for the welfare of others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1905

Student Body

Total Students 889 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Mccallie School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 20 courses

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Boarding Tuition is 36,850 Day Tuition is 17,950
Admissions Director Troy Kemp


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWrestling,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Orange Grove Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Signal Centers, Inc. (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chattanooga
    Notre Dame High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 417 students
    0.6 miles
    2701 Vermont Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Chattanooga
    Orange Grove Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 69 students
    0.8 miles
    615 Derby St
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Chattanooga
    Signal Centers, Inc.
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS | 44 students
    1.1 miles
    109 N Germantown Road
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
  • Chattanooga
    The Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 226 students
    1.4 miles
    300 Montessori Way
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Chattanooga
    Avondale Sda Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-8 | 12 students
    1.5 miles
    Po Box 5290
    Chattanooga, TN 37406

School Reviews

Mccallie School is truly excellent for highly-qualified students. It provides them with a tough curriculum and a high amount of pressure to do well. For students that are average, or, God help them, below average, Mccallie is not ideal. Mccallie, like many other top private schools, is a mile run. Students are either fit enough to start the race and end up fitter and better, or they cramp halfway through, try every coping mechanism from marijuana and giving up to cocaine and insomnia, and burn out before arriving at their parent''s household, shamefaced, and ready for public schooling. As a student, I highly, highly recommend Mccallie school to determined, competitive, and tough kids who can make it. For the bottom 75%, it isn''t worth the money and may not benefit them at all.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 02/10/14

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