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Thank you for considering McCallie.

In order to complete your admission process, the following steps are required:
  • Completed application with a $50 application fee.
  • Campus visit
  • Testing (SSAT)
  • Recent grades/transcript
  • Teacher recommendations
There is not a required order for completing the application process, and several steps may be completed simultaneously. Admission packets will be mailed by the middle of September to the families who are on our list. We will mail admission packets to families new to the admission process upon completion of the online inquiry.

Online 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 strengths and weaknesses as well as your hopes and educational objectives for your son. Be sure to highlight any unique talents, interests, extracurricular experiences, skills, or accolades.

Teacher Recommendation Form
McCallie requires recommendations from all applicants’ current Math and English teachers. If the applicant has only one teacher, the current teacher and the previous year’s teacher should each complete a recommendation form. We ask that students have a teacher for at least two months before asking him or her to complete a recommendation form. Personal recommendations are optional and may be submitted at any time.

Teacher recommendations can be requested online through the Applicant Profile by clicking "Request" under the Teacher Recommendations box.

Request for Recommendations and Release of School Report
The School Report Form should be submitted to the school at the end of a student’s first semester. These documents demonstrate a family's request for the current school to provide Official Transcript from previous years, first semester grades for this school year, results of standardized testing, records of attendance, and disciplinary records (if applicable). Families may also include a copy of the applicant’s most recent standardized testing and first semester, report card.

Campus Visits
McCallie offers a variety of convenient ways for boys and parents to experience McCallie. Please see our "Visit Us and Events Near You" page for Day Admission key dates and events.

Testing (SSAT)
All day applicants are required to take the SSAT. You may also send us a copy of his most recent standardized testing (TCAP, ITBS, CAT). Our SSAT test center number and school code are 4744.  Please register for the test at:  

SSAT Testing for students entering sixth grade: December 2
SSAT Testing for students entering seventh grade and above: January 15

*Make-up testing for December 2nd for 6th grade testers who were sick or who missed the test for unexpected reasons and new applicants who apply after December 2nd, will be offered the SSAT testing on January 15.

Key Downloads

Day Admission Downloads
"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!