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.

Community Health

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Welcome Back

We are delighted to see our students who are attending in-person and online. It is evident from their enthusiasm and “smiling eyes” that boys are glad to be here. This is the first of weekly updates that students and parents will receive from the Student Health Center with news and information about our community health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everyone on campus is adjusting well to our health and safety protocols, paying particular attending to The 5 W’s:

  • Wear a face covering.
  • Watch and keep your social distance at 6 feet.
  • Wash and disinfect your hands regularly.
  • Be mindful of Where you are regarding your off-campus social footprint.
  • Check your Wellness every morning.

The more everyone follows these hygiene and safety practices, the better possibility we have to keep our school community together on campus.



Student Health Center

The Director of Student Health Services is Kristen Smith, RN, BSN. She can be reached at

7:00 am to 11:00 pm  - Open
11:00 pm to 7:00 am  - Nurse-on-Call who lives on campus

Fax:  423-493-5428
Phone:  423-493-5640


On May 16, 2020, McCallie Head of School Lee Burns organized five task forces under the leadership of Assistant Head of School Kenny Sholl. The task forces were charged with developing recommendations for the reopening of school in the context of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The task forces, which consisted of many members of the McCallie community, conducted their initial work over a period of three weeks in late May and June. A preliminary report containing both recommendations and open questions was produced on June 18. Subsequently many protocols recommended in the preliminary report were tested during summer programs and summer training for varsity athletes. No Coronavirus cases were reported during summer programs or summer training. Incorporation of new information as well as further consideration of open questions by the five task forces has resulted in this final report of recommendations.

Click the button below to download the latest opening of school report.
Reopening of School Report


For Additional Information

  Testing and Health Screening

  Kristen Smith, RN, BSN
  Director of Student Health Services
  Remote Learning   Sumner McCallie
  Athletics    Jeff Romero
  International Students   Tim Chakwin 
  Weekend Activities    John Marcellis 
  Counseling   Joel Coffman



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