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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.

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Top Rankings

Mccallie School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1905

Student Body

Total Students
919 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Mccallie School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
159 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
20 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Boarding Tuition is 36,850Day Tuition is 17,950
Admissions Director
Troy Kemp

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School Notes

  • 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.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
The McCallie school does a wonderful job of developing students and helping them reach their academic and athletic goals. The rigors academics coupled with the amazing support of teachers and academic faculty in the learning centre were vital to helping me get into my first choice college. As well as developing in the classroom I developed athletically as well. The athletic programs at McCallie are top notch. The soccer coaches at McCallie played an instrumental role in helping me achieve my goal of playing college soccer. My favorite part about the school is easily the community. McCallie really stresses the importance of honor, truth, and duty as well as the importance of brotherhood. I have made lifelong friends during my time at McCallie which have impacted me in many positive ways. Overall McCallie is a great place and is well work the investment.
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5  
McCallie has superb academics and a full slate of sports and arts activities. In addition, it strongly focuses on personal development of the students, including leadership training, spiritual growth, integrity, and a vision for community involvement. Highly recommended.
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5  
This school is amazing. It features an all-you-can eat buffet lunch and optional breakfast and dinner. Although expensive, its academics and athletics are one of a kind.
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5  
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.
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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $17,633 for elementary schools and $19,457 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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