Baylor School

Baylor School Photo #1 - Baylor's 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River and surrounded by mountains.
Baylor School Photo #2 - Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities include an on-campus cross country course winding through the woods and along the Tennessee River.
Baylor School Photo #3 - Our faculty includes 96 teachers with advanced degrees, including 14 doctorate degrees.
Baylor School Photo #4 - The strength and support of our boarding community allow students to grow in ways that most high school kids won't experience until college.
Baylor School Photo #5 - New prototype classrooms feature movable furniture, multiple projectors that show different images, and walls with writing surfaces covered with floor-to-ceiling IdeaPaint.
Baylor School Photo #6 - With more state championships than any other school in Tennessee, Baylor's tradition of athletic leadership is strong.
Baylor School Photo #7 - For nearly 40 years, Baylor's Walkabout program has raised the standard for outdoor programs nationwide.
Baylor School Photo #8 - For both academic courses or afternoon creativity, Baylor's art facilities are literally state-of-the art. There are studio spaces for drawing, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, photography, computer graphics and painting - and it's just one of three art facilities.
Baylor School Photo #9 - The Weeks Science and Technology Building is the home for STEM courses and laboratories.
Baylor School Photo #10 - Students can choose from AP courses in 22 subjects, and more than 80 percent of Baylor students take AP courses in everything from Studio Art to Environmental Science.
  • Baylor's mission is to foster in its students both the abilityand the desire to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Baylor fulfills its mission by providing a rich academic program that opens the minds of students, preparing them for college and for an ever-changing world, a school rooted in tradition yet receptive to change, staffed by talented adults who are devoted to teaching and who model for students a life-long love of learning, a wide variety of extracurricular experiences that require active participation and personal commitment, extending learning beyond the lessons of the traditional classroom, a diverse academy having at its heart a vibrant resident community of faculty and students from around the world, a balance of emphasis on activities of the mind, body, and spirit, encouraging students to grow into happy, caring, and honorable adults, ready and unafraid to be leaders for the public good.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1893

Student Body

Total Students1,067 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Baylor School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced Courses3D Art, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science Principles, English (Language), English (Literature), Environmental Science, European History, French, German, Human Geography, Latin, Physics, Post-AP Chinese, Post-AP German, Post-AP Latin, Spanish (Language), Spanish (Literature), Statistics, Studio Art, US History
Average SAT score1277
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants/skirts & Baylor polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$51,810
Tuition NotesInternational tuition: $55,620 Day tuition: $25,440
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJim Kennedy
Admissions AssociateVirginiaAnne Manson
Endowment Size$142.7 million


Total Sports Offered26 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Honor Council, Language Clubs, Literary Magazine, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Peer Tutoring, Prefect Council, Robotics and Programming, Spirit Club, Student Government, Theater, Ultimate Frisbee, Walkabout Outdoors Program, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Dance Troupe, Jazz Band, Orchestra

School Notes

  • Baylor's mission is to instill in its students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world. All of us - students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, donors, trustees, and friends - embrace that mission. Baylor graduates have various levels of preparation in leadership: academically, emotionally, physically, ethically, and competitively. While our programs are rigorously demanding, they are offered in a supportive and positive learning environment. Students can choose from 24 AP and post-AP classes as well as a scientific research design track that has them performing university-level research their senior year. In addition, our champion athletic teams give plenty of cause for celebration and build Red Raider pride. Theatre productions, the Walkabout outdoor program, community service, Honor Council, the Dorm Council, and dozens of clubs and organizations forge friendships that last a lifetime. All of this on a 690-acre campus that Architectural Digest called "the most beautiful in Tennessee."

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