Admission Process

The following are required to complete the admission process by January 21, 2018:
  • Submit application with a $50 application fee.
  • Campus Visit (Boy Visit Day)
  • Testing (SSAT)
  • First semester grades/transcript
  • English & Math Teacher recommendations
There is not a required order for completing the application process. Families may submit their son's application at any time, and his Teacher Recommendations, 1st Semester Grades, and SSAT results can be added as they become available to complete his application file. 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.

  • September: Schedule campus visit & register for SSAT
  • Oct.-Jan.: Admission Events
  • November 1: Teacher recommendations can begin being submitted.
  • December 1: SSAT at McCallie- Deadline to register via is 11/26/18
  • January 12: SSAT at McCallie- Deadline to register via is 1/7/19
  • January 21: Deadline for application & financial aid
  • March 1: Mailing date for admission & financial aid notification

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.

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 to see dates for Boy Visit Days for middle and upper school applicants & other admission events. While parent 1-on-1 Conversations are not required, they are strongly encouraged.

Testing (SSAT)

All applicants are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). You may register online at to test at McCallie. When registering, please be sure to include our SSAT school code, 4744, as a score recipient.

SSAT Testing Dates at McCallie
  • December 1
  • January 12

Request for Recommendations and Release of School Report

The School Report Form should be submitted to the school at or near the end of a student’s first semester. These documents demonstrate a family's request for the current school to provide Official Transcript of first semester grades for this school year, results of standardized testing, records of attendance, and disciplinary records (if applicable).

Teacher Recommendation Form

McCallie requires recommendations from all applicants’ current Math and English teachers. A request to complete teacher recommendations can be to teachers via theApplicant Profile after Nov. 1st by clicking "Request" under the Teacher Recommendations box.

Personal recommendations are optional and may be submitted  to at any time.

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!