The Boarding School Difference

Boarding students get more from their high school experience.

McCallie boarding students in dorm room

Think you know boarding school? Think again.

The boarding school experience is immersive and engaging - boys who live at McCallie get so much more from their time in high school than they would at home. 

More preparation - inside and outside the classroom:

All McCallie students have the opportunity to learn from our world-class faculty, and they leave the Ridge ready for the challenges of a college classroom. But boarding students also leave high school prepared for the entire college experience. Boys learn to live independently, share space with roommates and build meaningful friendships with their classmates. When McCalle boarders arrive at college, they arrive confident and ready on day one.

Support that never stops:

Boarding students are surrounded by a support network of mentors, leaders, and friends every day and every night. Boys are encouraged to lead each other as resident assistants and peer mentors, and every dorm has live-in faculty who are committed fully to boys' success. Whether it's help with homework, a word of encouragement, or a late-night ping-pong partner, students are surrounded by peers and faculty who have their back. 

Opportunities of every kind:

Life at McCallie goes far beyond the gates of campus. Boarding students have the opportunity to dive into everything Chattanooga and the Southeast have to offer. Our activities program is designed to give boys more chances to explore with their friends and live life fully. From the best outdoor activities in the nation to concerts, movies and sporting events to appeal to every type of student, boarding students are never far from the chance to expand their horizons.


"More Than We Expected"

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For the Crum family of Charlotte, N.C., the decision to send their three sons to McCallie wasn't easy. Learn why McCallie was so much more than they expected and why they say the decision was among the best they've ever made.

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