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McCallie ADMISSIONS VIEWBOOK FOR PARENTS


SPORTS & ACTIVITIES CENTER

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McCallie School ADMISSIONS VIEWBOOK

500 Dodds Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404 Admissions: (800) 234-2163 (423) 493-5848 www.mccallie.org

I. Learning at McCallie

ACADEMICS

Upper School

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Middle School

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College Guidance

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II. Living at McCallie

COMMUNITY

The City of Chattanooga

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McCallie Campus

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Boarding Program

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III. Student Pursuits

STUDENT LIFE

Athletics

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Faith and Service

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Arts and Music

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Outdoor Program

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IV. Financial Aid and Admission

JOIN

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LEARNING AT MCCALLIE

The McCallie Mission McCallie School is a college preparatory school founded in 1905 on Missionary Ridge. The campus overlooks downtown Chattanooga. McCallie is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional development, the school seeks to inspire and motivate them to strive for excellence, seek truth, live honorably, act responsibly, and help others.

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LEARNING AT MCCALLIE

Upper School At McCallie School we understand boys and how they mature. We know that boys thrive on adventure and competition, and they rely on each other as brothers and best friends. McCallie offers strong academics, competitive athletics, leadership opportunities, and, most importantly, an emphasis on character development. Our graduates enroll at many of the best colleges and universities in the country and go on to become regional and national leaders in business, government, the arts and religion.

McCallie challenges students to achieve

at their highest levels, in individually-tailored courses of study. We meet with new students and their parents at orientation and map out a multi-year plan for each student. Our teaching style is active and hands-on, geared to the ways in which boys learn best. A typical class size is 14 students. McCallie has a nationally-recognized faculty, with 60% holding advanced degrees in their subjects. Our teachers are dedicated and experienced: a third have taught at McCallie for 20 years or more.

We serve boarding students in grades 9-12 and day

students in grades 6-12. Our academic program consists of a core curriculum of math, sciences, English, history and foreign languages, supplemented by 20 Advanced Placement (AP) and numerous honors and elective courses. We train students to develop the critical reading, writing and thinking skills they will need for college and beyond. Nearly half of our graduates receive college placement or credit for AP courses taken at McCallie. Almost two thirds of our graduates take at least one AP exam, with 91 percent earning scores of 3 or higher (compared to the national average of 60 percent). On average, 25 boys earn National Merit recognition annually.

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PHYSICS CLASS

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LEARNING AT MCCALLIE

Middle School The difference between a sixth grader and an eighth grader is often several feet and sev-

eral octaves. The physical developments alone are staggering, but these are just the changes we see with our eyes. Studies suggest that these pre-teen years are when boys face the highest risk of losing their interest in school. McCallie’s Middle School is geared specifically to engage a young boy. Life in McDonald Hall will keep him active and inquisitive and teach him that he is an important piece in a larger community puzzle. He will learn that his efforts in class with his peers, or with those in the community, can produce impressive results as he prepares for the academic and social challenges of his high school years.

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MCCALLIE PROMOTES VALUES AT AN AGE WHEN BOYS ARE EXTREMELY IMPRESSIONABLE. WITH OUR GUIDANCE, BOYS DEVELOP INTO OUTSTANDING MEN.

ROBOTICS CLASS

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LEARNING AT MCCALLIE

Springboard to College Success

MCCALLIE HOLDS COLLEGE FAIRS TO GIVE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECTLY INTERACT WITH COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

McCallie graduates arrive at college prepared to

succeed. They graduate from McCallie confident in their ability to live and work independently. Part of their collegiate success, though, is due to working with our college couselors to find just the right school. Beyond helping students keep up with all the details of the application process, they introduce boys to a broad range of colleges, encouraging them to pursue possibilities based on their interests, capabilities and goals.

I assure you, we made the right decision [in choosing McCallie]. Our son received an incredible education. It amazes me how disciplined and accomplished he has become. Now he is attending college, and that transition has been such a breeze given the firm foundation he built at McCallie. ­–McCallie Parent

Recently, a class of 157 graduates enrolled at 82 different colleges and universities. On average, almost half of McCallie graduates accept college merit scholarships including the prestigious Belk, Jefferson, Morehead and Park Scholarships as well as National Merit Scholarships.

I found out in early March that I had won a full merit scholarship “with the kitchen sink” to Georgia Tech, my dream school. I am confident that I wouldn’t have been able to win the President’s Scholarship without my McCallie experience. McCallie faculty, friends and donors, thank you so much for playing an integral part in making me fall in love with this town, this school, and the people like you who make it what it is. ­–David ’11

Alumni from all over the country proclaim that McCallie’s positive influence continues after they leave Missionary Ridge. The values, the study skills and the leadership qualities they absorbed were appreciated even more once they were in a different environment.

COLLEGES ATTENDED BY RECENT GRADUATES American University Amherst College Appalachian State U. Auburn University Bates College Baylor University Belmont University Berry College Boston College Boston University Bowdoin Brandeis University Brigham Young U. Brown University Bucknell University Butler University California Tech Carnegie Mellon U. Citadel Clemson University Colby College Colgate University

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College of Charleston College of Wooster Columbia University Connecticut College Cornell University Dartmouth College Davidson College Denison University DePaul University DePauw University Dickinson College Drexel University Duke University Earlham College Eckerd College Elon University Furman University George Mason U. George Washington U. Georgetown U. Georgia Tech Gonzaga University

Guilford College Hamilton College Harvard University Harvey Mudd College High Point University Howard University Ithaca College Johns Hopkins U. Kenyon College LaFayette College Lehigh University McGill University Miami University of Ohio Middlebury College MIT New York University Northwestern U. Oberlin College Ohio State University Penn State Pomona College Princeton University

Purdue University Reed College Rhodes College Rice University Rollins College Sewanee St. John’s College Stanford University Swarthmore College Syracuse University Texas Christian U. Texas A&M University Tufts University US Air Force Academy US Naval Academy University of: Alabama California at Berkeley California at Davis California at San Diego Chicago

Florida Georgia Mississippi North Carolina-Chapel Hill Notre Dame Oxford-England Rochester Tennessee Virginia Vanderbilt University Vassar College Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Washington & Lee U Washington U in St. Louis Whitman University William & Mary Wittenberg University Wofford College Xavier University Yale University


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AVERAGE PERCENTAGE OF SENIORS OFFERED MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

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LIVING AT MCCALLIE

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The McCallie Community The relationships formed at McCallie, among both peers and adults, are not just surface relationships. Rather, they are deep, genuine friendships rooted in respect, trust and brotherhood. These common bonds instill a strong sense of belonging, of confidence and of self-assurance in students. This confidence carries into college, into careers and throughout life.

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LIVING AT MCCALLIE

The City of Chattanooga

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With four full-time staff members directing the

Outdoor and Weekend Programs, McCallie annually offers over 100 chaperoned off-campus trips ranging from fly-fishing on local rivers to enjoying our season tickets to the Tennessee Titans. However, boys don’t have to leave town to have fun. From home football games with four thousand fans to Sunday afternoon Ultimate Frisbee with GPS girls, McCallie serves as a hub attracting students to campus during the weekend. There’s plenty to do in Chattanooga as well. While dinner and a movie with friends is still a popular choice, many students take advantage of our thriving local arts scene or just enjoy time with their Chattanooga classmates from McCallie and GPS.

CHATTANOOGA’S RENAISSANCE OUTDOOR MAGAZINE reported that Chattanooga was recently voted by readers as the “Best Town Ever” in 2011.

PARADE MAGAZINE recognized Chattanooga as one of America’s reborn cities. BACKPACKER MAGAZINE named Cloudland Canyon, a destination in Chattanooga, as one of the top 30 destination hiking spots in the U.S.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE called Chattanooga one of the best adventure towns in the U.S. to live and play. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER highlighted Chattanooga in its article, “Great Long Weekends: 46 Places to Get Away From It All.” U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT named Chattanooga a “smart city” for its work on improving services, fighting blight, and making urban life safe for kids.

WALNUT STREET WALKING BRIDGE

COOLIDGE PARK


ROCK CITY

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN

MARKET STREET BROAD STREET

COFFEE SHOP BARBEQUE PIZZA SHI FROZEN YOGURT

THAI FOOD

POINT PARK RUBY FALLS LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN INCLINE RAILWAY

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

MOVIE THEATRE

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STADIUM

IMAX THEATRE

BEN & JERRY’S TENNESSEE FRESHWATER AQUARIUM TENNESSEE SALTWATER AQUARIUM

COLDSTONE CREAMERY

CHATTANOOGA RIVER WALK

TENNESSEE RIVER

HUNTER ART MUSEUM MOCCASIN BEND (TENNESSEE RIVER) DOWNTOWN CHATTANOOGA ARTS DISTRICT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

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LIVING AT MCCALLIE

The Campus

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES CENTER

During the summer of 1905, founders

Spencer and Park McCallie personally laid the foundation for the school’s first constructed building, a tiny gym that stood between McCallie Lake and a streetcar trestle running up Missionary Ridge. The campus has since grown exponentially. Campus facilities include state-of-the-art dormitories, three academic buildings, a 32,000 square-foot dining hall, and a beautiful 180,000 square-foot Sports & Activities Center.

MCCALLIE LAKE

DINING HALL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

FOUNDERS DORMITORY

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BY THE NUMBERS

180,000 SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE SPORTS & ACTIVITIES CENTER

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LIVING AT MCCALLIE

Boarding Program McCallie’s boarding students live, study and form friendships with other students who come from a variety of different states and foreign countries.

Living in a dorm offers more than just the close bonds that students make. The 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. Students get a mentor and a friend in the form of a dorm advisor. The faculty and staff are committed to serving as role models for students, and they’re always willing to help.

BOARDING STUDENTS ARE, IN TH

“DUCK DAY”

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SNOW DAY

HE DEEPEST SENSE, BROTHERS.

THE MCCALLIE HONORS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The McCallie Honors Scholarship Program has enhanced our tradition of excellence by attracting boarding students from around the country. Approximately 100 boys are nominated annually for Honors Scholarships, and finalists are selected each year for awards ranging from one-quarter tuition to full tuition, room and board. What are the defining characteristics of the McCallie Honors Scholar? Academic excellence, exceptional leadership potential and extraordinary character. Find out more information about the nomination process at www.mccallie.org/scholarship.

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STUDENT PURSUITS

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KAYAKS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT USE

THROUGH THE OUTDOOR PROGRAM

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Student Life at McCallie McCallie stresses involvement in activities to teach boys the value of contributing to something larger than themselves. We provide a safe environment for students to explore options and to discover new talents and interests.

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STUDENT PURSUITS

Athletics Whether your son is interested in competitive interscholastic sports or in just staying fit, he has a place in McCallie’s program. Our athletic programs strive to provide students with realistic opportunities to compete successfully, and we believe winning is the outgrowth of achieving higher priorities in skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, effort, resilience and goal-setting. Through our special teachercoach relationships, students learn important values while representing McCallie with honor.

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STUDENT PURSUITS

Faith and Service McCallie encourages community service and

spiritual enrichment in a Christian context as a central part of school life. All who enter campus are met with the school motto: Man’s Chief End is to Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever. Atop the Sports and Activities Center rotunda are carved the words Honor—Truth—Duty. These ideals are the core of McCallie’s commitment to character development and service to others. Three mornings a week, senior students take prominent leadership roles in conducting the Chapel program. On weekends, boarders attend either off-campus worship services or on-campus vestry services.

The Honor Code

McCallie students agree to live by an Honor Code that holds each member of the school community to the highest standards of integrity. McCallie expects a boy’s word to be his bond, his work to be his own, and the property of others to be safe around him. Elected officials of the student-run Senate administer the Honor Code.

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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRIP

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NUMBER OF

CHAPEL TALKS DELIVERED BY SENIORS EACH YEAR

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STUDENT PURSUITS

Arts and Music The fine arts comprise a critical element in

the journey to becoming a McCallie Man. Academically, students are required to take fine arts classes during five semesters and can choose from more than 20 classes and subjects. But the school’s commitment to the arts only starts in the classroom setting. Interest in the arts can develop through involvement in choral or instrumental groups, a diverse offering of art classes from pottery and painting to sculpture, or through a comprehensive drama program. At McCallie is a comfortable place for boys to be who they are and explore their interests. In doing so, students discover something new about themselves. Student and faculty advisors encourage younger students to try new activities, to stretch themselves, to find their passion. Boys can be involved in and respected for their academic achievement, athletic prowess or artistic talent—and often, all three.

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COORDINATE PROGRAM McCallie has a coordinate relationship with Girls Preparatory School (GPS), the largest allgirls independent school in the nation. Students from each school attend special classes and seminars on each other’s campuses, work on joint community service projects and participate in a variety of social events throughout the year. Whether he is debating presidential politics, framing a Habitat for Humanity house or enjoying the annual prom, your son will find friendship with GPS students a meaningful part of his McCallie experience.

HANDBELL GROUP

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STUDENT PURSUITS

Outdoor Program The possibilities for adventure at Mc-

Callie are virtually endless. Outside magazine praises the area: “At the site of Chattanooga itself, the [Cumberland] plateau towers more than 1,000 feet above the Tennessee River. The back side of the Cumberland forms the eastern wall of the Sequatchie Valley, a rich hub of recreation whose vertical cliffs and green, flat valley floor long ago established it as the hang-gliding capital of the East.” Chattanooga is an outdoor-activity mecca, with world-class trails, rapids and routes within a stone’s throw of the campus. Our Outdoor Program offers expert full-time staff, student training and equipment for all programs. We have afternoon, day and weekend climbing, biking, hiking and kayaking trips around the Southeast. Additionally, the progam boasts a varsity rock climbing team that competes in regional competitions and a nationally-ranked Ultimate Frisbee team.

ICE CLIMBING TRIP

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BY THE NUMBERS

EXPEDITION BACKPACKS

AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

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EXTENDED EXPEDITIONS

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JOIN US AT MCCALLIE

Financial Aid and Admission We’re more affordable than you may think. How? Through our commitment to need-based financial aid. Nearly half of boarding and a third of day students receive need-based financial aid, awarded on the basis of a family’s need as demonstrated through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid of Princeton, N.J. We offer institutional grants and loans, numerous payment plans, and assistance with connections to outside educational loan programs. We want to help you make a wise investment in your son’s future. For more information, please visit: www.mccallie.org/admission.

Expert Advice

The McCallie admission staff is dedicated to providing information and support at every stage of the application process. We invite you to participate in events or schedule an individual appointment to better understand how McCallie can benefit your son. The financial aid staff is dedicated to helping families better understand our tuition assistance program. We encourage you to contact us for confidential advice. You may also schedule one-on-one appointments for expert consultation on how to best afford McCallie School.

“My wife and I are extremely grateful for the guidance and advice we received throughout the financial aid application process. Initially, we didn’t even know financial aid existed, let alone that we might qualify for assistance. That assistance has made McCallie a reality for our son.” -McCallie Parent

Visit or call, it’s your move. At McCallie, we

offer your son academic challenge tailored to his strengths and needs. Your son will have abundant choices to get involved outside of class, to be a part of a safe, thriving community, to experience brotherhood 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will work with you to find an affordable solution so that you and your son can become a part of our community. Together we can provide an outstanding opportunity for your son to grow into a man. Please visit our website at mccallie.org or call our Admission Office at (800) 234-2163 or (423) 493-5848 to schedule a visit to campus. We look forward to getting to know you and your son.

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McCallie School Office of Admission 500 Dodds Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404 (800) 234-2163 www.mccallie.org

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