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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Telephone
(423) 624-8300

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,160
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$50,225
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
$24,716
From McCallie School

McCallie is built for boys. Located on Missionary Ridge in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee, we've been inspiring boys and building men for more than a century. Being a boys school allows us to create an environment that is tailored to the ways boys learn best, from classes with a focus on hands-on and interactive learning to serving a fourth meal every night when boys are at their hungriest! We offer a cutting-edge curriculum beyond the AP level in many subjects and offer elective classes that cover nearly anything a boy can imagine from robotics and marine biology to film production and 3-D art. We prepare boys to thrive in today's world through more than just world-class academics: we believe that boys should learn values that help them appreciate their role in the world and their duty to work on behalf of others. Boys are encouraged to pursue diverse interests: arts and music thrive at McCallie alongside a highly competitive varsity athletics program.

McCallie School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1330
144 responses
Average ACT
29
121 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
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  • Baylor-McCallie game
    31%
  • Duck Day!
    20%
  • Keo-Kio/Stuco dances
    13%
  • "GPS/McCallie Got Talent" talent contest
    10%
  • Beards-For-Bethel Competition
    9%
  • Chapel/Assembly
    5%
  • Candlelight
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    926
    48%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
    44%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
    52%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    59%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
    Poll
    59%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
    Poll
    59%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    48%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
    48%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses

    McCallie School Reviews

    147 reviews
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    The McCallie School is an all boys school, that is a day and boarding school. My experience at this school has been fantastic, and it has shaped me into a man just like the motto states "Inspiring Boys. Building Men." Coming to the ridge and moving away from home was at first terrifying, but the faculty and students brought me in with open arms. From the friday night football games, to grinding out test I have made more memories than anyone else in a lifetime, and McCallie has propelled me for the challenges ahead in college. No matter how cliché it may sound I wouldn't change my 4 years at McCallie for anything in the world, it is a life changing experience. If I were a parent with a boy soon entering middle school or high school, I would most definitely look into McCallie and at least give the admissions office a phone call. It is the best decision a person could ever make!
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    While McCallie is challenging and the achievements of McCallie students are pretty remarkable, the school community is warm, fun and supportive with very nurturing relationships and a tremendous brotherhood among the students. There is a very strong emphasis on character. The teachers are fabulous, and the facilities are like a small university. New science and engineering building is cutting edge, as is new Center for Animation, Video & Entertainment. College matriculation is outstanding at universities around the country and includes nation’s most selective one’s. Even more impressive is the character and spirit of the boys.
    I have been at McCallie since my 6th-grade year, and I fell in love with this school. The environment is welcoming, the food is amazing, and the diversity is present throughout the school. However, I still don't feel too safe with the security that we have at the moment. But overall, this school is amazing!