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.

Applying to McCallie: 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.

Log In

Using your admission login & password, visit the application portal. Don’t have login information? Start by completing the signup page to receive your login and password.

signup pageApplication Portal

Schedule a Visit

The best way to learn about McCallie is to come visit. We are happy to schedule individual visits on most school days and we are also happy to customize that visit specifically for you. To schedule a visit, please contact us at or 423-493-5848.


Log in to the application portal to complete & submit the application by choosing “Apply Online.” McCallie also accepts the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO).

Application Portal

Submit Teacher Recommendations

Using the application portal, electronically send recommendation forms to your son's current English & math teachers. Recommendation forms will be available to send beginning Nov. 1, 2019.

Submit Transcripts and School Forms

Transcript release and school report forms are available for download in the application portal and should be sent to and completed by the applicant’s current school. Please do not submit the applicant’s transcript until the end of his first semester.


McCallie requires applicants to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The SSAT is offered nationally on several dates every year and can be taken at McCallie by appointment. Please visit for more information on SSAT registration and preparation. Be sure to share your score report with us by using our school code 4744.

Admission Timeline

Schedule campus visit & register for SSAT.

November 1:
Teacher recommendations become available to send via the applicant portal.

January 1:
Application Deadline for the Michaels-Dickson Scholars Program.

February 1:
Priority deadline for admission and financial aid applications. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis as space allows.

March 10:
Admission decision notification

Boarding Admission Visits

Boarding Visitor Days for 2019-20
We invite you and your son to join us for a full day on campus to learn more about McCallie from our students, faculty, and administrators. 
October 25
November 8
December 6
January 10

Individual Visits:
If you can't make it to a Visitors Day, we can schedule individual visits on most school days. Please contact our office to set up your personal visit to McCallie.

Overnight Visits:
Experience dorm life first hand on your visit by including an overnight stay. Overnight visits can be included as part of either a Visitors Day or an individual visit. 

To RSVP for a Visitors Day go to, or to schedule an individual visit contact Kim Jones at 423-493-5848 or