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.

Science

Boys’ natural curiosity leads them to ask, “How does this work?” The passion for answers to that question begins with mixing chemicals for a plaster of paris volcano and catching frogs, but it moves over time toward periodic tables and dissection. Today’s globally interdependent, scientifically-driven world requires a level of scientific literacy significantly more advanced than periodic tables and dissection, however. From atmospheric warming challenges to newly-discovered, genetically-based medical advances, the increasingly complex issues demand the study of not only the scientific facts and processes of each discrete area of biology, chemistry, and physics, but also of the connections to real life applications and scenarios.
 
Once boys have the necessary foundations in scientific vocabulary, questioning, research, and analysis, they engage in using these skills to address questions at the heart of today’s world dilemmas, such as: How do we develop low-cost, highly effective drugs to combat the social destruction caused by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa? What are the possible ecosystem harms from the move to genetically modified corn and soybeans in the nation’s food supply?
 
Real world relevance of the material, authentic application of data and skills, and active engagement are all cornerstones of each science course. Though the exact progression through the courses may be different for each student, the end goal is the same: to not only understand and function in today’s world but to be motivated to engage and improve it.

Courses

Meet the Faculty

Correna Andrews

Correna Andrews

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Memphis
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Callie Burns

Callie Burns

Titles: Science Teacher, Learning Center Specialist
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: BS, Middle Tennessee State University
MS, Middle Tennessee State University
PhD, Middle Tennessee State University
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Holly Deeds

Holly Deeds

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Neal Dexter

Neal Dexter

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University
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Nelson Eiselstein

Nelson Eiselstein

Class of 2016
Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Vanderbilt University
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Preston Godbold

Preston Godbold

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Cedarville University
M.S., University of Dayton
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Debbie Lifsey

Debbie Lifsey

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of Georgia
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Michael Lowry

Michael Lowry

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Centre College
M.S., Vanderbilt University
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Karah Nazor

Karah Nazor

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Kentucky
B.S., James Madison University
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Leo Procise

Leo Procise

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Saint Francis
Ph.D., Old Dominion University
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