Visit Us & Events Near You

Day Applicants

Many Ways to Visit!

The best way to experience McCallie is to visit our campus. You can take advantage of our scheduled events or we can arrange an individual visit on most school days.

To register for an event, please log in to your Applicant Profile and click "Sign Up Now" under the Event Registration section of the page to select and register for an event date and time. 


Boy Visit Days
Middle School 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; Upper School (Check the calendar or your Applicant Profile for times)
Prospective Upper and Middle School applicants experience a day in the life of a McCallie student first hand. Each visitor will attend classes and enjoy lunch with an assigned student host. Included in his visit will be an informal, sit-down conversation with a member of our admission team. This is an opportunity for boys to interact with McCallie students and teachers while getting a feel for campus.
Middle School Dates: 9/22, 10/3, 10/13, 10/14, 10/18, 10/20, 10/24, 11/3, 11/15, 11/17, 11/29, 12/1, 12/6, 1/9, 1/12, 1/19, 1/23
Upper School Dates: 11/9, 1/11, 1/20
Prospective parents will learn about the value of an all boy environment as we share the latest research, observations and best practices associated with educating and raising boys. The event also features an overview from our headmaster and Q&A sessions with middle school administrators, faculty, and students.
Dates:  10/2 (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.), 11/29 (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) , 1/22 (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
The Admission Offices of McCallie and GPS would like to invite Upper School applicants to join us for some roundball, pizza and half-time entertainment.   
- Tailgate starts at 5:30 PM
- Pizza and ticket to the game will be provided
- Pre-game message at 6:30 PM from McCallie's Varsity Basketball Coach, John Shulman
Friday, January 13, 2017 from 5:30 p.m., Gameroom on the top floor of the Sports and Activities Center
Morning Session: 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Ends with lunch)
Afternoon Session: 11:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m. (Begins with lunch)
Welcome Wednesdays are designed to acquaint parents with the learning atmosphere that exists between our teachers and our boys in our middle school. Guests can arrive at any time during the morning or afternoon session. Parents can tour our facility, visit actual class sessions, and sit in on chapel.  Parent volunteers and student hosts will be available for brief questions. Visitors will also have the opportunity to have lunch with our faculty and students.
Dates:  11/2, 1/25
10/28 (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Prospective students and families are invited to attend a pregame cookout to share the McCallie spirit and community. Dinner and the game are on us, and it will be a family friendly time to enjoy hot dogs, Friday night lights, and some good football.
 
Candlelight Dress Rehearsal
Date: 12/1
Please join us in the Chapel for McCallie's most cherished musical tradition, Candlelight.  Candlelight is a celebration of hundreds of talented students from McCallie and GPS and the product of countless hours of rehearsals and hard work!  Enjoy performances by the Candlelight Chorus, Men's Chorus, and Men's Ensemble, Honor's Orchestra, Handbells, Guitar Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. 
 
Date:  12/10 (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Our Activities Fair will give you a window to view how McCallie boys grow in every way.  While some boys may literally grow a foot in height during their time at McCallie, they all have opportunities to develop academically, socially, physically and spiritually.  Boys at McCallie work hard and play hard.  We invite you for a light lunch and a lively time as you visit with directors, coaches and students from our extracurricular offerings.  It is a great chance to see how our boys have fun outside of class. 
Dates:  10/23 (2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.  , 12/10 (10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), 1/24 (6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
 
Affording McCallie is for prospective parents who would like to learn more about our tuition assistance program. The workshop is designed to familiarize families with online resources, the financial aid process, required documentation and our timeline. Contact us at 423.493.5603 or fa@mccallie.org.
 
 
1-On-1 Parent Conversations
 
We want to get to know you and your son better.  Prospective families are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one conversation with an admission counselor.  Parents will have an opportunity to share their hopes for their son, tour campus, meet students and faculty, and ask questions about McCallie and admission.  This is an essential part of the admission process.
 
Contact us at 423.493.5631 or admission@mccallie.org to schedule an appointment.
 
Student Led Tours
Dates: 10/21, 11/11, 12/9, 1/6 (12:00 p.m.)
McCallie's 8th grade student leaders take pride in their school and are eager to show prospective parents around campus. The boys will give a candid and entertaining tour of McCallie to any parent who wants to visit. There is no need to register for these relaxed and informal tours, so just show up on your lunch break at noon to the McDonald Hall for a chance to experience McCallie and hear from our best spokesmen... our students. Student Led Tours will lastr approximately 40 minutes. 
 
Please call us, if you would like to attend one of the scheduled events or to schedule an individual appointment on a convenient date.
Individual Appointments
All applicants are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with a member of the admission staff. All upper school applicants and their families are required to schedule an admission appointment. Please contact us at 423.493.5631 or dayadmission@mccallie.org to make arrangements.

Upcoming Admission Events

List of 3 events.

  • Boy Visit Day - Upper School

    Boy Visit Days are offered for all Upper School applicants.  Each guest is assigned a student host for the day and he will attend classes and have lunch as our guest.  Boys can be dropped off in the admission office in Caldwell Hall.  Drop off will be 9:30 a.m. and pick up will be in the same location at 3:00.
    Caldwell Hall - Millis-Evans Room - ME
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  • McCallie Preview

    Join several McCallie administrators and leaders as they share research, experiences, best practices and ideas that McCallie has learned in its 109 years of developing boys.
    Alumni Hall - Brock Lazenby Rooms
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  • Boy Visit Day - Middle School

    Boy Visit Days are offered for all Middle School applicants.  Each guest is assigned a student host for the day and he will attend classes and have lunch as our guest.  Boys can be dropped off in the Middle School lobby at 8:00.  Pick up is in the same location at 11:45. 
    McDonald Hall / Davenport Forum
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"I believe in high standards and hard work. McCallie is not a school of short-cuts and bail-outs, glitz or glamour. McCallie has always been a school of 'let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.'"

A. Lee Burns III '87,

Headmaster

School Information

McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School.

McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body. 

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