From its inception, McCallie has been an educational community informed by a clear vision derived from the Christian faith. Thus, the response to the Westminster Shorter Catechism’s first question, “What is the chief end of man?” is the cornerstone of the school’s life. Written by McCallie's Chaplain and Bible department faculty.
List of 8 frequently asked questions.
All Upper School students meet three times a week and begin with scripture readings and prayer. Speakers talk on a variety of issues focused on growth, faith, community, and brotherhood. Outside ministers are brought in monthly to talk about issues of faith and spiritual growth as well.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The purpose of FCA is “to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.” At McCallie, at all grade levels of the high school, groups meet regularly for fellowship and discussion every Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m.
The Missionary Committee was founded by the late Dr. J. Park McCallie in 1940. Its purpose over the years has been to develop Christian leadership and to instill in McCallie Men the idea of stewardship and the responsibility of helping others in need. The committee focuses much of its energy on activities for the children of Bethel Bible Village and other charities.
This student-run organization plans all non-denominational church services and also oversees the chapel schedule. Sunday services, held about twice a month, are run totally by students. The Student Vestry meets every Sunday night before study hall.
Faculty & Student-Led Bible Studies
Almost all the dorms on campus have weekly Bible studies led by students or faculty to foster discipleship and spiritual growth.
There are a number of opportunities throughout the semester to volunteer; serving at the local Community Kitchen on Wednesday mornings is one example of an available outreach.
Student-Led Prayer Group
After each Chapel program a group of students gather together to pray for the needs of the Community.
Young Life is a national organization that promotes Christian ideals and morals. Skits, singing, laughter, and friendship fill the air every Friday morning at 6:15 in a combined effort with Girls Preparatory School.
"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