Baylor School

171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Tel: 423-267-5902
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 1024 students
Baylor School is situated on 690-acres along the Tennessee River.
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Baylor School is situated on 690-acres along the Tennessee River.
A view of Baylor from the Tennessee shows (from left to right), Lowrance Hall, the music building, Ireland Studio Arts Center and the Roddy Performing Arts Center.
Baylor's crew team practicing in the early morning hours.
LEED certified Harrison Hall is a visible example of Baylor's commitment to environmental sustainability. Conveniently located on top of the hill directly across from the dining hall and student center, this male dorm features a comfortable meeting room with an adjacent stone patio and two spacious apartments for dorm parents. Each main living area has a student lounge with comfortable seating and a plasma television.
Over the last 19 years, Baylor individuals or teams, have won 125 State Championships. Our golf short game center is the perfect place for these champions to perfect the most critical part of scoring. The center features six stations for players to hit shots from inside 120 yards. It also has a 3,700-square-foot chipping green with bunkering and a 4,000-square-foot putting green.
Our proctored study hall is located in the center of campus and provides a quiet place for students to study.
This sweeping view of the Tennessee River Gorge was taken from the patio of Barks Hall, home to the Lower School and the Baylor Library, which houses 50,000 volumes (one of the largest among southeastern schools).
The Katherine and Harrison Weeks Science building's central location on our campus is a visible statement about the importance of science and technology at Baylor School. Completed in 1999, the 41,000 squre-foot $6.5 million building provides state-of-the-art technology with 100 computers, 14 laboratories, computer classrooms and an interactive SMART Board.
Baylor's 29,570 square foot aquatic center features the only indoor 50-meter pool in a 130 mile radius.
One of the country's premier college-preparatory schools, Baylor’s beautiful 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River just five minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Students enjoy the benefits that come from small classes, a unique leadership program and innovative curriculum, an exceptional faculty, vast extracurricular choices, and competing on nationally recognized athletic teams.
Graduates are admitted to colleges and universities nationwide, including Ivy League schools.
Baylor's most recent graduating class received scholarship offers exceeding $14 million. 

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2015 School Data
Baylor School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 Pre-K-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1893 1910
Campus Size 690 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1024 students 299 students
% Students of Color 12% 20%
% International Students 12% 20%
% Students Boarding 20% 67%
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1510 - 1950 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(khaki pants/skirts and Baylor polos)
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 80% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $110 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,037 $49,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,603 $27,200
Tuition international students $49,412 $46,300
% Students on Financial Aid 31% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,000 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / Jan. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of AdmissionsJim Kennedy
Associate Director of AdmissionsVirginia Anne Manson

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 59 23
ExtracurricularsAnime, Baylor International Student Association, Baylor Players, Biblical Theology Study Group, C.P.I.C. (Committee to Promote an Inclusive Community), Chapel Advisory Committee, Community Service, Computer Club, Concert Band, Concert Dance, Cum Laude Society, Dorm Council, E.U.R.O. Club, Earth Advocates, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Film Making Club, French Club, German Club, Habitat for Humanity, Harambee, Healthy Communities / Healthy Youth Study Group, High Energy, Honor Council, Inner Circle, Jazz Band,

College Matriculation

Year: 2002-2005 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 105
University of Georgia 54
Auburn University 34
Vanderbilt University 23
University of South Carolina 21
Clemson University 20
University of Alabama 17
University of Mississippi 17
Sewanne: University of the South 16
University of Virginia 11
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • One of the premier college preparatory schools in the country, Baylor School's mission is to instill in its students the desire and the ability to make a positive difference in the world.
  • One of the fundamental aspects of the Baylor experience is the Honor System, an understanding among the students that they do not want among them anyone who will lie, cheat, or falsify information. In signing the Honor Code, each student acknowledges that, "I understand this principle, and recognize that I shall be expected to live in accordance with it." The original version of this code was adopted by the student body in May 1916, and has been unanimously approved by the student body.
  • Baylor is a coeducational school, reflecting the school's belief that teenage students benefit from a coed learning environment. At Baylor, as in the world, young men and women occupy leadership positions and participate fully in the life of the school.
  • Demanding academic courses are the heart of Baylor's program. We offer an average of 20 AP courses each year covering all disciplines, an extensive weekend activity program, 17 interscholastic sports programs, and small classes. In addition, our curriculum includes expectations for community service, outdoor experiences, and fine arts--programs that teach self-assurance and self-esteem.
  • Baylor's Distinguished Scholars Program was established to attract students from around the world who are among the best and the brightest. Based solely on merit, the program annually awards a full-tuition scholarship to two 9th and/or 10th graders.
  • Few schools can match Baylor's boarding life. The beauty of the 690-acre campus, newly renovated dorm rooms and dining facilities, an extensive extracurricular program, and a network of involved and caring dormitory faculty and parents create a nurturing environment.
  • The Leadership Baylor Program was launched in 2005 with the goal of helping all Baylor students discover and develop their unique leadership skills.
  • School accreditations: SACS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is McCallie School (5.9 miles away)
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  • Chattanooga, TN
    McCallie School
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    5.9 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 667 students
  • McDonald, TN
    414 Brymer Creek Rd
    McDonaldTN 37353
    22.2 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 33 students
  • Sewanee, TN
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    32.6 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 230 students
  • Rome, GA
    1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
    RomeGA 30161
    60.1 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 789 students
  • Bell Buckle, TN
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    66.7 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 300 students
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