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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 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.
Baylor School places among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:
|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 Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Total Students||1,022 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 16%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||118 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|Number of AP Courses||22 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|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||1214|
|Average ACT score||27|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$53,885|
|Tuition Notes||International tuition: $57,845 Day tuition: $26,460|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$33,951|
|Admissions Director||Ryan Armstrong|
|Admissions Associate||VirginiaAnne Manson|
|Endowment Size||$142.7 million|
|Total Sports Offered||26 sports|
|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, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Crew, Cross Country,
Rock Climbing, Soccer,
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
Winter Track, Wrestling,
|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
- 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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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Chattanooga Grades: PK-12 | 977 students
4650 Buccaneer Trail
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 622-6177 7.6 PK-12
- Chattanooga Grades: 6-12 | 624 students
205 Island Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 634-7600 2.8 6-12
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