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Applying Boarding

Applying to independent schools can be overwhelming. Here’s a breakdown to help make the process as simple as possible.

Just complete these steps and you’re done—it doesn’t matter the order you do them, so feel free to work through this checklist as your schedule allows.

Admission Process

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Come See Us!

The best way to learn about McCallie is to see it in person.  We are now scheduling campus visits for families considering McCallie for the 2022-2023 school year. To schedule a visit please email us at


The first step to applying is setting up your admission portal here. The portal is your one-stop shop during your admission process. 

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Upcoming Events

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Application Timeline

September: Schedule an Interview

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

December 9Trueblue Early Application Deadline

January 1: Application deadline for the Michaels-Dickson Scholars Program

January 6: Early application decisions released

January 15: Priority deadline for admission and financial aid applications. 

March 10: Admission and financial aid decisions released

Boarding Life at McCallie

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

The Boarding School Difference

Residential Life

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