Baylor School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Baylor School Photo #1 - Baylor School is situated on 690-acres along the Tennessee River.
Baylor School Photo #1 - Baylor School is situated on 690-acres along the Tennessee River.
Baylor School Photo #2 - 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 School Photo #3 - Baylor's crew team practicing in the early morning hours.
Baylor School Photo #4 - 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.
Baylor School Photo #5 - 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.
Baylor School Photo #6 - Our proctored study hall is located in the center of campus and provides a quiet place for students to study.
Baylor School Photo #7 - 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).
Baylor School Photo #8 - 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 School Photo #9 - 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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  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars  
    Mercer University
    Baylor School helped me get to where I am today. Without the culture of success that Baylor produces, there is no way I would have been able to survive being a college athlete. It seems. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars  
    Yale University
    Baylor has a unique camaraderie among its students. I have witnessed family relationships between faculty and friends that will last forever. These people keep in touch with me, and I feel like my connections opened. . .

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2018 School Data
Baylor SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18931910
Campus Size690 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1024 students310 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants/skirts and Baylor polos)
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1917
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$130 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$50,895$48,850
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$30,000$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15 / Jan. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsJim Kennedy
Associate Director of AdmissionsVirginia Anne Manson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1815
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations5824
ExtracurricularsAnimation Club, Baylor International Student Association, Baylor Players, Bible Study, C.P.I.C. (Committee to Promote an Inclusive Community), Chapel, Community Service Club, Computer Club, Concert Club, Cum Laude, Dorm Prefects, E.U.R.O. Club, Earth Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Film Making Club, French Club, German Club, Habitat for Humanity, Harambee, Healthy Communities / Healthy Youth Study Group, High Energy, Honor, Inner Circle, Jazz Club, Junior Classical League, Lower School Choir, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Peer Support Network, Peer Tutors, Periaktoi (Literary Magazine), Philosophy Club, Prefects and Proctors, Readers' Circle, Red and Gray (Lower School Literary and Arts Magazine), Red Circle, Religious Round Table, Reps Committee, Round Table, Science Club, Spanish Club, Spirit Committee, Student Congress, Student Council, Students for a Free Tibet, SWAT (Student Weekend Activities Team), Swing Dance Club, Tech Crew, The Baylor Notes (Student Newspaper), The Tower (Yearbook), Ultimate Frisbee Club, Upper School Concert Choir, Verve, Walkabout, Writers' Collective, Writing Center Tutors, Wyldlife, Young Life

College Matriculation

Year: 2002 - 200510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville105
University of Georgia54
Auburn University34
Vanderbilt University23
University of South Carolina21
Clemson University20
University of Alabama17
University of Mississippi17
Sewanne: University of the South16
University of Virginia11
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.
  • Baylor 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
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