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: Day

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.

Timeline Overview

Schedule campus visit & register for SSAT.

October - January: 
Admission Events. These events help parents &  students learn more about McCallie. Visit for more information about event dates and registration.

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

December 7:
SSAT test date 1 at McCallie. Register via

January 11:
SSAT test date 2 at McCallie. Register via

January 17:
Deadline for admission and financial aid applications.

February 29:
Notification for admission & financial aid decisions.


Admission Events

Register for Day Admission events at

Middle School Visit Days
Experience a day as a McCallie student. With a host student, visitors will go to classes, tour campus, & enjoy lunch.
September 24, 26
October 8, 9, 21, 22, 29
November 12, 13, 14, 18
December 3, 5, 10
January 9, 13, 16

Upper School Visit Days
Experience a day as a McCallie student. With a host student, visitors will go to classes, tour campus, attend chapel, & enjoy lunch.
November 6, November 20, January 8

McCallie Preview
Our headmaster, middle school principal, teachers, & students will share an overview of McCallie.
September 29, November 19, January 11

Middle School Open House
See teachers and students in action on a school day.
October 23, January 15

Admission Tailgate
Join the school community and spirit at the pregame cookout. 
October 25

Activity Fair
Coaches, activity leaders, & students share the many ways to be involved outside of class at McCallie.
December 7

Affording McCallie
A workshop to help families navigate the financial aid process. 
October 20, December 7, January 11

Epic Boys' Night Out
A fun night for prospective students to soak up McCallie after hours.
December 18

SSAT Testing
Taking the SSAT is required for all applicants.
December 7, January 11

Completed Application and Financial Aid Deadline
January 17

Admission Notification Day
February 29