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McCallie School

Address: 500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404,

Description McCallie School

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Established: in 1905
  • Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • Students age: from 11 years
  • Educational programs: 6-12 classes (secondary school)
  • Total number of students: 918 people, of whom 7% are foreign students
  • Type of studying: separate (boys only).

McCallie School is a well-known and popular secondary school of separate education (only for boys). It was founded in 1905 by the McKelli brothers - Spencer and James, and today is considered to be one of the best high schools in the United States. The total area of ​​the territory is more than 100 acres, it has everything necessary for effective education, comfortable living and recreation.

Most educators live directly on campus, many of them have academic degrees and are on the list of the best US teachers.

McCallie School accepts students from all states and countries of the world - it helps to develop Intercultural ties, strengthen international communications, constantly improve in academic, creative, moral and ethical terms.

On average, one class includes up to 15 people, the ratio of "teacher-pupils" is 1: 6.5.

The following educational programs have been adopted at the institution:

  • 6-9 classes
  • 9-12 classes
  • AP (Advanced Placement)
  • ESL - "English as a Foreign Language" (supporting the language course for non-English speaking students).

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in McCallie School

Program name
from 61 190 $ / year

About the educational program of high school: in order to receive a diploma, a student from grades 9 to 12 must receive at least 19 educational credits in compulsory subjects: 16 - in basic subjects and 3 - in subjects of general development.

List of compulsory subjects, which allow to receive up to 16 credits:

  • English language (4 units);
  • Mathematics (3 units);
  • History (3 units);
  • Natural Sciences (3 units);
  • Foreign language (3 units).

List of additional subjects to study:

  • Art (1 credit);
  • Religion study (1 credit);
  • Health (0.5 credits).

Additional credits can be obtained on subjects of choice, which are studied from 1.5 to 2 years: 

  • The study of Shakespeare's creativity;
  • Biblical archeology;
  • The ancient Greek epic and its heroes;
  • The history of rock music;
  • Abstract algebra and other interesting, diverse courses.

Quick overview: The school is proud of the results of its graduates according to the AP program - it is a course of increased complexity. Many students receive the National Merit Scholarship. The institution has the largest percentage of scholars in the southeast of the United States.

Available subjects to study at the AP level:

  • History of Europe;
  • American Literature and Composition;
  • Physics;
  • The World History;
  • Spanish;
  • Statistics;
  • History of the USA;
  • Mathematical analysis;
  • French;
  • Biology;
  • Economics;
  • Latin language;
  • Chemistry.

There is also a special supportive ESL English course offered to foreign students. The course helps to develop language knowledge and skills quickly and efficiently, more successfully and fully absorb the material.

Accommodation and food

Young men have comfortable residences with air conditioning, free access to wireless Internet. The pupils of McCallie School live in cozy double rooms: for the first year of study, a foreign student divides a room with an American schoolchild, and subsequently can independently choose a neighbour.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, design, drama, economics, English, geography, history, maths, modern languages, music, physical Culture, physics
Events list: Athletics, basketball, diving, Drawing on canvas, football, golf, gym, lacrosse, music studio, swimming, tennis

Events McCallie School

In their free time, many students like to go in for sports and active recreation - the most popular sport activities are the following:

  • Golf
  • Athletics
  • American Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Swimming
  • Mountaineering
  • Lacrosse
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Diving.

The Student Center is constantly working, anyone can take part in the activity. A large number of studios, clubs and circles of interest have been founded - among them:

  • The Jazz Ensemble
  • The Club of Debates
  • The Ceramics
  • The Theatrical Circle
  • The Sculpture
  • The Picture
  • Guitar
  • Club
  • Ecologists
  • Drawing
  • Chorus and etc.

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying in McCallie School is $ 58,490 on the full board basis.

The following costs are paid separately:

  • Service fee = $ 300
  • Books and study materials = $ 600-1500.

The school year lasts from September 2 to May 28.


Extra fees:

  • Application fee 300 USD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 250 USD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Foreign students can enroll in McCallie School, starting at age 11. The international students should provide the required documents:

  • Characteristics from the previous place of studying
  • Report of progress
  • Passage of personal interview.


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