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.

Welcome to McCallie!

McCallie is a place unlike any other.

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and welcoming students from around the country and around the world, McCallie is one of America's top boys' schools.


We are a school of adventure and spirit, one that understands and celebrates boys and builds them into men of Honor, Truth and Duty. 

We are a community of brotherhood in which each boy can be who he is and discover and pursue many ideas, talents and passions. 

We are a family who encourage and inspire boys to be their best selves as their lives and life-trajectories are changed. 

We are McCallie.


McCallie: By the Numbers

933

students in grades 6-12 and post-graduate

23 & 17

States and countries our students represent

1905

Our founding year

160 acres

Size of our campus on Missionary Ridge

11,156

graduates since our founding

2,000+

Years of experience teaching boys shared across our faculty

200+

Weekend activities every year

96

Colleges and universities attended by members of the Class of 2019


Our Mission:

McCallie School is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development, the school seeks to inspire and motivate them to:

  • strive for excellence;
  • seek truth;
  • live honorably;
  • act responsibly;
  • and help others.

We Believe:

  • Our Christian tradition builds a strong moral foundation and a sense of civic and social duty.
  • Personal integrity, as expressed in the Honor Code, is central to our life as a community.
  • Our teachers should model a lifelong love of learning and intellectual growth and should inspire students to develop the same.
  • The spiritual growth of all students is enhanced by instilling a respect for and an understanding of other religions and faiths.
  • The development and practice of leadership and citizenship skills are critically important.
  • Every individual should be treated with dignity.
  • Racial, ethnic, religious, and economic diversity enhances our school community.
  • Graduates should be skillful, as individuals and in groups, at setting and achieving clear goals and at developing strategies to solve problems.
  • Boys learn in different ways, have different ways of demonstrating abilities, and require a variety of instructional approaches and assessment strategies in order to thrive.
  • Graduates should be men of compassion and moral courage.
  • Everyone has a responsibility to be a positive role model.
  • An all-boys environment enhances a boy’s comfort and confidence in exploring a range of interests and in developing competencies.
  • Boys are active and need opportunities to channel their energies in constructive ways.
  • Boys should be challenged and encouraged to be skilled readers, writers, speakers, and listeners.
  • Higher order thinking skills are enhanced by a program which emphasizes discovery and experiential learning.

What Makes a McCallie Man?

McCallie is a diverse community that welcomes boys from an incredible variety of backgrounds and strengths, but we think there are some key traits that every McCallie man should possess:

 

  • He should be honorable and trustworthy.
  • He should possess spiritual depth and moral character.
  • He should have a powerful work ethic and resilience.
  • He should have a clear, strong sense of self.
  • He should lean into challenges.
  • He should pursue excellence with humility.
  • He should be confident, yet humble.
  • He should be a leader animated by his desire to serve.
  • He should be a fluid and flexible life­long learner.
  • He should be intellectually curious and scholarly.
  • He should be courageous and adventuresome.
  • He should give back to his community and his world cheerfully.
  • He should integrate faith and the intellect.
  • He should be emotionally mature and balanced.
  • He should appreciate and seek out diversity.
  • He should be secure amidst change and disruption.
  • He should be a good collaborator and teammate.
  • He should be physically fit.
  • He should be a well-­mannered gentleman.
  • He should be empathetic, optimistic and grateful.
  • He should enjoy play and exploration.
  • He should be, forever, a McCallie Man.