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Applying Boarding

Thank you for your interest in McCallie. At McCallie you will find a boy-specific environment designed to help each boy be his best self. Your son will be guided and mentored by talented faculty who will know and love him, respect and support him as he grows and learns. At the end of their McCallie careers, boys are truly appreciative of the transformative experience they had at McCallie.

Admission Process

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Thank you for your interest in McCallie!

Submitting an inquiry form is the first step for all applicants. This is a great way for you to introduce yourself to McCallie. The information you provide helps us learn about your academic, artistic, and athletic interests. Once you have completed the inquiry form, a member of the admission team will follow up with you. If you have any questions, please email

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We know how crucial it can be to visit to get a better sense of a school's community. Visiting is the best way to determine if a school meets your educational interests and goals. 

Upcoming Events

McCallie highly encourages visits to campus. To schedule a visit please email us at


Ready to take the next step in your journey to McCallie? Set up your admission portal below and apply! 

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In the admission portal you will find:

  • Steps to apply
  • Admission FAQ's
  • Application checklist
  • Tuition assistance information
  • Admission team members and contact information

Application Timeline

September:  Schedule an Interview

November 1:  Teacher recommendations and school report forms are available in the application portal

December 15:  Early application and tuition assistance application deadline

January 2:  Application deadline for the Michaels-Dickson Scholars Program

January 22:  Early application decisions released

February 1:  Priority deadline for regular boarding admission applications

March 10:  Regular boarding admission and tuition assistance decisions released

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Boarding Life at McCallie

Boarding at McCallie is immersive and engaging. Use the buttons below to learn more about the boarding program. 

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