A Second Home on the Ridge

The McCallie residential program is for students in grades 9 - 12

McCallie’s boarding program gives boys the opportunity to learn from one of the nation’s top faculties, and reside in a close-knit community with their teachers. Additionally, McCallie’s boarding students live, study and form friendships with other students who come from a variety of different states and foreign countries. McCallie’s residential program helps students grow academically, physically and spiritually, and develop a sense of self-confidence which will carry them forward in college and beyond.

The following are required to complete the admission process.
  • Completed application with a $50 ($100 International) application fee.
  • Personal interview and campus visit
  • Testing (SSAT)
  • Recent transcript
  • Teacher recommendations
There is not a required order for completing the application process, and several steps may be completed simultaneously. If you need to fax, the number is 423.493.5426.

Main Application and Parent Statement
Please complete and submit the online application. The parental statement is intended to assist in our understanding of the applicant’s individual needs as well as your concerns and educational objectives. Be sure to highlight any unique talents, interests, extracurricular experiences, skills, or accolades

Recommendation Forms
McCallie requires recommendations from all applicants’ current Math and English teachers. We ask that students have a teacher for at least two months before asking him or her to complete a recommendation form. Recommendation forms can be requested via the Applicant Profile portal under "Teacher Recommendations." Personal recommendations are optional and may be submitted at any time.

Request for Transcript and School Evaluation
The Transcript Request should be submitted to the current school at the end of a student’s first semester/trimester. Families must also include a copy of the applicant’s most recent standardized testing, most recent semester-ending report card.

Campus Visits
McCallie requires on campus interviews of all candidates for boarding admission. You may take advantage of our scheduled Visitors Days or you may choose a date that is more convenient. Please log in to your Applicant Profile or email admission@mccallie.org to make arrangements.

Our Events & Travel webpage contains more detailed information.

Testing (SSAT)
All boarding applicants are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). You may register online for a location near you or contact our office to take the SSAT at McCallie.

Application Downloads & Details

"I believe in high standards and hard work. McCallie is not a school of short-cuts and bail-outs, glitz or glamour. McCallie has always been a school of 'let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.'"

A. Lee Burns III '87,


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!