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 current English & math teachers. Recommendation forms will be available to send beginning Nov. 1, 2018.

Submit Transcripts & School Report Forms.

Transcript release and school report forms are available for download in the application portal and should be sent to and completed by your current school. We require transcripts to include your grades from the semester in which you apply. You may submit them earlier, but be sure to send updated grades after they are released at the end of the 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.

Important Dates

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.

May 3:
Boarding Visitor Day