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five McCallie boarding students laughing in front of the chapel.


Welcome to McCallie

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, McCallie offers boys in grades 6-12 an exceptional education. Academic and extracurricular programs are tailored specifically to boys. Boys learn responsibility, leadership, and citizenship. Through interactions and relationships with faculty and peers, boys develop strong social-emotional skills. Every year boys are accepted into outstanding colleges and universities across the country and become leaders wherever they are.

Boys from 28 states and 16 countries attend McCallie. This diversity enhances the learning experience and enriches the school community. That every individual is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect is a foundational belief shared by the community.



“Our purpose as an institution is to support boys in becoming their greatest selves – to believe in their unlimited God-given potential, to steward their talents, and to inspire them to make substantive differences – large and small – in their communities and the world.”

Head of School Lee Burns '87