Baylor School

171 Baylor School Road,
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Tel: 423-267-5902
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 1049 students
One of the country's most premier college-preparatory schools, Baylor’s beautiful 670-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River and only 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 (the most recent class was offered more than $9.5 million in scholarships).

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Baylor School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1893 1908
Campus Size 680 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1049 students 300 students
% Students of Color 12% 18%
% 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 Casual
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% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $90 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$41,926 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,585 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 31% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of Admissions Jim Kennedy  
Associate Director of Admissions Virginia Anne Manson  


# 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 57 24
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:

  • School accreditations: SACS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Stephanie Allen '92 - Visual Effects and Animation Executive, Deals include
    • Arthur Golden '74 - Author, Memoirs of a Geisha
    • William Duff '45 - FBI Counterintelligence Specialist and Author of
    • Tene Hamilton Franklin '91 - Facilitator, Human Genome Project
    • Thomas Jolly '73 - Editor, New York Times
    • Sandlin Mattice, Jr. '72 - Federal Judge
    • James Wheless '82 - Designer and Animator for George Lucas
    • David Lowance '53 - Professor, Emory University, Transplant Specialist
    • John Johnson '57 - Senior VP, Oceaneering International
    • Laurel Creech '92 - Environmental Activist, Nashville Disc Jockey

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is McCallie School (5.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ChattanoogaMcCallie School
    Missionary Ridge 500 Dodds Avenue
    5.9 mi | 660 students | Gr. 6-12
  • McDonaldBachman Academy
    414 Brymer Creek Rd
    22.2 mi | 31 students | Gr. 6-12
  • SewaneeSt. Andrew's-Sewanee School
    290 Quintard Rd.
    32.5 mi | 248 students | Gr. 6-12
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