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.

Upcoming Spirit Week

Assistant Head of School Kenny Sholl

Dear McCallie, GPS and Baylor Students; 

Soon our schools will begin the time-honored traditions of Spirit Week. We will start the week with the GPS/Baylor soccer match on Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m., hosted by Baylor. On October 1, the McCallie, GPS and Baylor communities will gather at Spears Stadium on the McCallie campus for the annual matchup between the Blue Tornado and the Red Raiders. Once again, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to demonstrate what it means to be part of these school communities.   

As students, you are vital partners in making this event a success. It is our hope that we will jointly demonstrate a healthy respect for competition while modeling McCallie, GPS and Baylor spirit with honor and proper decorum. In the days leading up to the game, we expect students from each school to exemplify leadership and character and not engage in any acts of vandalism or inappropriate behavior in the community or on our campuses. We should never allow the collective spirit of the week to become tarnished by the negative actions of a few. 

As with any major school event, we expect all of you to abide by the high standards that each school embraces. As we prepare for the week, there are some specific expectations that each school fully supports and intends for all students. You are encouraged to show your spirit and excitement for the game on your home campuses. You should not  “advertise” the game in local neighborhoods or in the greater community by painting or vandalizing municipal or private property. “Underground” t-shirts are not permitted. Students should remember that the games played during the week, including the football game on Friday night, are played by the teams on fields and courts, not in social media. Inappropriate posts will not be tolerated. You are responsible for what you post!   

Finally, during the last few years we have seen an increase in students cutting flags off vehicles. Please understand the administrations at McCallie, GPS, and Baylor consider this destruction of others’ property and view this as a form of vandalism and will treat it as such. Do not risk your participation in this great week and attendance at the game over such a foolish and dangerous act.   

Most of all, it is important you make responsible and safe decisions. 

Working together, we believe that this much-anticipated week will be a wonderful, memorable and safe experience for McCallie, GPS, Baylor and the entire community. 

Go Big Blue(s) and Go Big Red! 

Kenneth A. Sholl                    
Assistant Head of School
McCallie School

Lynne Macziewski
Associate Head of School
Girls Preparatory School

Shaw Wilson
Assistant Head of School
Baylor School