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 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.

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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
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1893

Student Body

Total Students1,022 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Baylor School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers118 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
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 CoursesAlgebra 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 score1214
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$53,885
Tuition NotesInternational tuition: $57,845 Day tuition: $26,460
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$33,951
Admissions DirectorRyan Armstrong
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.59 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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."

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