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.

Log In.

Using your admission login & password, visit the application portal. Don’t have a login & password? No worries—visit our kickoff page, and we’ll be in touch with your information. You can use the application portal to complete the application, register for events, and request teacher recommendations.

Kickoff PageApplication Portal

Schedule A Visit.

The best way to learn about McCallie is to see it in person. Throughout the fall and early winter, there are several Boy Visit Days for middle & upper school applicants. Parent One-on-One Conversations can be scheduled at your convenience by calling Elizabeth Clossin at 423-493-5631 or by e-mail at


Log in, complete & submit the application by choosing “Apply Online.”

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 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 at McCallie on Saturdays, Dec. 1, 2018 & Jan. 12, 2019. 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.

October - January: 
Admission Events. While not required, 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 1:
SSAT test date 1 at McCallie. Register via

January 12:
SSAT test date 2 at McCallie. Register via 

January 21:
Deadline for admission and financial aid applications.

March 2:
Notification for admission & financial aid decisions.