McCallie At a Glance

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Fast Facts

    FOUNDED  1905
    HEADMASTER A. Lee Burns III '87 
    AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 14
    FACULTY 143 full & part-time teachers
    STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO  9.8:1
    BOARDER/RESIDENTIAL FACULTY RATIO  5.2:1
    ADVANCED PLACEMENT SUBJECTS 18 
     
  • Enrollment

    ALL BOYS 939 
    UPPER SCHOOL BOARDING (9-12) 250 
    UPPER SCHOOL DAY 415 
    UPPER SCHOOL TOTAL 665 
    MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) 273 
  • Student Body Diversity (Boarding/Overall)

    AFRICAN AMERICAN 12% /8% 
    ASIAN AMERICAN 3% / 6%  
    EUROPEAN AMERICAN 58% / 76% 
    LATINO/HISPANIC AMERICAN 4% / 2% 
    MULTIRACIAL AMERICAN 3% / 2% 
    NATIVE/PACIFIC ISL. AMERICAN 2% / 1% 
    INTERNATIONAL 19% / 5% 
  • Standarized Testing

    SAT
    CLASS OF 2015 SAT MIDDLE 50% 1670-2030 
    MIDDLE 50% RANGE (CLASS OF 2014)
       CRITICAL READING 540-670 
       MATH 570-700 
     
    ACT
    MIDDLE 50% RANGE (CLASS OF 2015COMPOSITE) 24-31 
     
    PSAT
    Over the past decade, an average of 25 students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as Semifinalists, Commended, Achievement or Hispanic scholars.
     
  • AP (Advanced Placement)

    • McCallie offers 18 AP courses. 
    • Three-quarters of the graduating class earns a passing score on at least one AP couse during their high school careers, and 90% of the students earn a 3 or higher on at least one exam.
    • In May of 2014, 253 students in grades 10-12 sat for 565 AP exams. Students took an average of 2.23 exams each.
    • The pass rate for the exams was 88% compared to the TN state average of 60%
    • Students took AP exams in 22 different subject areas. 
    TOTAL AP SCHOLARS 2015 120 
    NATIONAL SCHOLARS*  10
    SCHOLARS WITH DISTINCTION**  58
    SCHOLARS WITH HONOR*** 23
    SCHOLARS****  29
     
       *Score of 4 or higher on 8 or more AP exams
       **Score of 3 or higher on 5 or more AP exams
       ***Score of 3 or higher on 4 AP exams
       ****Score of 3 or higher on 3 AP exams
  • Financial Aid

    TOTAL FINANCIAL AID $6.2 Million 
    STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID 43% 
     

McCallie's Mission

McCallie School is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development, the school seeks to inspire and motivate them to:
  •    strive for excellence;
  •    seek truth;
  •    live honorably;
  •    act responsibly; and
  •    help others.

McCallie Believes...

  • Our Christian tradition builds a strong moral foundation and a sense of civic and social duty.
  • Personal integrity, as expressed in the Honor Code, is central to our life as a community.
  • Our teachers should model a lifelong love of learning and intellectual growth and should inspire students to develop the same.
  • The spiritual growth of all students is enhanced by instilling a respect for and an understanding of other religions and faiths.
  • The development and practice of leadership and citizenship skills are critically important.
  • Every individual should be treated with dignity.
  • Racial, ethnic, religious, and economic diversity enhances our school community.
  • Graduates should be skillful, as individuals and in groups, at setting and achieving clear goals and at developing strategies to solve problems.
  • Boys learn in different ways, have different ways of demonstrating abilities, and require a variety of instructional approaches and assessment strategies in order to thrive.
  • Graduates should be men of compassion and moral courage.
  • Everyone has a responsibility to be a positive role model.
  • An all-boys environment enhances a boy’s comfort and confidence in exploring a range of interests and in developing competencies.
  • Boys are active and need opportunities to channel their energies in constructive ways.
  • Boys should be challenged and encouraged to be skilled readers, writers, speakers, and listeners.
  • Higher order thinking skills are enhanced by a program which emphasizes discovery and experiential learning.

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!