Location & Directions

  • Map of Campus (PDF)
    A building directory and road map of the McCallie School campus on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Home on the Ridge

McCALLIE'S CAMPUS rests on the western slope of Missionary Ridge, the site of an important Civil War battle. Many of the buildings on campus afford a view of Chattanooga's other famous landmarks: Lookout, Raccoon, and Signal Mountains. Facilities include the Maclellan Academic Center; the Hunter Fine Arts Center; Tate Hall; the Chapel; a new dining hall; McDonald Hall, home to McCallie Middle School; Caldwell Hall, the administration building; Alumni Hall, a study hall and meeting facility; five newly renovated dormitories; and faculty homes.

Within the Academic Center is a comprehensive library-media center, a learning center and the Caldwell Writing Center.

The 32,000 square-foot dining hall, located at the southern end of the upper campus, contains a beautiful and spacious general dining area. The main room seats over 400 and easily manages the lunch rush of 1,200 students, faculty and staff on a daily basis. In addition, the Brock-Lazenby Rooms, located on the North side of the facility, seats up to 150 for meetings and can be divided into three separate meeting rooms.

Athletic facilities include the 180,000 square-foot Sports & Activities Center, an outdoor lake, 14 tennis courts, a 4000-seat stadium with an all-weather track, and five additional fields for soccer, lacrosse, and baseball.

The award-winning Sports & Activities Center (SAC) opened in 1993 and is an exceptional facility for students activities, athletics, and recreation. The SAC includes a 25x25-yard natatorium, a 200-meter track, a main performance court with seating for 1,500, two lower basketball courts, a fitness and comprehensive weight training room, two wrestling practice rooms, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, and administrative support areas.

The Student Activity Center is a popular gathering place for students to relax and socialize at the end of the day, on the weekends, and even between classes. Students can play pool, table tennis, air hockey, foosball and video games or watch TV.

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500 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN  37404
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From Downtown Chattanooga:
Take M.L. King Blvd. east; at Central Avenue, M.L. King Blvd. becomes Bailey Avenue; continue straight on Bailey to Dodds Avenue; campus entrance is straight through the intersection of Dodds and Bailey.

From Atlanta, Knoxville or Chattanooga Airport:
Take I-75 to I-24 and follow the signs towards Downtown Chattanooga; exit at Belvoir Ave./Germantown Road; the exit will put you on North Terrace Ave. parallel to the interstate; go 0.8 miles to Germantown Road; turn right on Germantown Road; go 0.7 miles to Brainerd Road; turn left on Brainerd Road; go 1.0 miles, through Missionary Ridge Tunnel; immediately after passing through the tunnel, take the first off-ramp to the right (marked Highway 17), before the overpass; at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Dodds Ave.; campus entrance is 1 block on the left.

From Nashville or Birmingham:
Follow I-24 tothe 4th Ave. exit; turn left onto 4th Ave.; go 1 block to 23rd Street; turn right onto 23rd Street; go 0.4 miles to Dodds Avenue; turn left onto Dodds Ave.; go 1.0 miles; campus entrance is on the right.

McCallie School

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. 

Want the best education for your daughter? Visit Girls Preparatory School, McCallie's sister school!