Baylor School

Baylor School Photo #1 - Baylor's 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River and surrounded by mountains.
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 was established in 1893 and has become one of the country's premier college-preparatory schools. Our beautiful 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River just five minutes from Chattanooga's vibrant downtown, and an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, and Birmingham. Find more informational videos here.
Baylor's mission is to foster in its students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world.
Dating back to 1916, Baylor`s Honor Code is the moral compass for our entire community. Students, faculty, and staff commit to acting with honesty and integrity.
Baylor's most recent graduating class earned scholarship offers exceeding $17 million. Receiving 217 acceptances, 193 students from the class of 2020 have enrolled at over 90 different colleges and universities around the world, including Brown, Cornell, UPenn, Dartmouth, The United States Air Force Academy, and 10 Public Ivies including a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Baylor athletes are nationally recognized for excellence on the field and in the classroom, so it is not surprising that more than 100 Baylor graduates are competing for their college programs, many at highly selective schools like Stanford, Virginia, Harvard and Penn.
The Cartter Scholars Program awards scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition to new ninth and tenth grade Baylor boarding students each year. The scholars are automatically enrolled in Baylor's prestigious Harris-Stanford Honors Program, bringing them face-to-face with corporate executives, community leaders, and elected officials in order to hone their leadership and civic engagement skills.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 1,060 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $53,885
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Baylor School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
1,060 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Baylor School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Algebra II w/Trigonometry Honors, AP 3D Art, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English (Language), AP English (Literature), AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Physics C, AP Physics I, AP Spanish (Language), AP Spanish (Literature), AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History, Biology Honors, Chemistry Honors, English I Honors, Geometry Honors, Honors Abstract Math, Post-AP Chinese, Post-AP German, Post-AP Latin, Precalculus Honors, US History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
International tuition: $57,845 Day tuition: $26,460
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Ryan Armstrong
Admissions Associate
VirginiaAnne Manson
Endowment Size
$142.7 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
59 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
ASL Club, Business Club, Chinese Club, Community Service, Cum Laude Society, Debate Club, Dorm Prefects, Economics Club, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, French Club, Gender Committee, German Club, Harris-Stanford Honors Program, Harvard Model Congress, Honor Council, Inner Circle, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Literary Magazine, Mechanics Club, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Organic Gardening, Peer Support Network, Peer Tutoring, Photography Club, Politics Club, Quiz Bowl, RAP (Raiders Against Prejudice), Red Circle, RESPECT Board (Community Service leadership board), Robotics Team, Round Table, Spanish Club, Spirit Committee, STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), Student Book Club, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Sustainability Club, Theater, Ultimate Frisbee, Walkabout Outdoors Program, Weekend Warriors Community Service, Wyldlife, Yearbook, Young Life

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Club, Band, Choir, Dance, Drama, Orchestra, Tech Crew

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Bike Club, Squash Club

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 25 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."
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Keith Mitchell '10 - One of four Baylor alumni on the PGA Tour, winner of the 2019 Honda Classic
    • Natalie Bracket '09 - Coordinator, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
    • Tiffany Williams '07 - Founder, TILA Studios, a visual arts incubator for black women
    • Michelle Songy '04 - Tech entrepreneur, Director of Global Dining with Amex
    • Laurie Speed-Dalton '92 - Trial attorney and founder of The Speed Firm, PC
    • Tene Hamilton Franklin '91 - Facilitator with the Human Genome Project
    • Geoff Gaberino '84 - U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming
    • Jamey Wheless '82 - Designer and Animator for George Lucas Entertainment
    • Bill Dedman '78 - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist; NYT bestselling author of Hidden Mansions
    • Arthur Golden '74 - Author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Memoirs of a Geisha
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Baylor School cost?
Baylor School's tuition is approximately $53,885 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from Baylor School?
Baylor School famous alumni include: Keith Mitchell '10, Natalie Bracket '09, Tiffany Williams '07, Michelle Songy '04, Laurie Speed-Dalton '92, Tene Hamilton Franklin '91, Geoff Gaberino '84, Jamey Wheless '82, Bill Dedman '78 and Arthur Golden '74.
What sports does Baylor School offer?
Baylor School offers 26 interscholastic sports: Baseball, 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 and Wrestling. Baylor School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is Baylor School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Baylor School?
The application deadline for Baylor School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Baylor School located?
Baylor School is located in the Mountain Creek neighborhood of Chattanooga, TN.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 1,060 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $53,885
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $22,624 for elementary schools and $26,249 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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