Baylor School

171 Baylor School Road - Chattanooga, TN 37405 USA (423) 267-5902 http://www.baylorschool.org
Day School | Boarding School

common area in one of the girls dorms

History

Founded in 1893, Baylor has evolved from a non-military school, to a military school, and back to a non-military school in 1971. With the exception of a brief period from 1900-1911, Baylor was an all-male school, until 1985 when the shift to co-education took place. Today, Baylor enrolls students in grades 6-12. Our boarding program draws students from around the country and the world, who are attracted to the school by a strong academic program, diverse extracurricular activities, and a nurturing residential atmosphere.

Overview

Region
Atlanta GA Area
Birmingham AL Area
Jackson MS Area
Nashville TN Area
North Metro Georgia
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Other(Mid-size Central City)
Campus Size (Acres) 670 acres
Head of School Scott A. Wilson
Endowment $80+ million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.baylorschool.org
Director of Admission Jim Kennedy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $75 Domestic; $150 Interntional
Application Deadline(s) Varies for day admission, rolling admission for boarding
Financial Aid Deadline(s) varies
Financial Aid Awarded approximately $4 million per year
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 33%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $20,585.00
Boarding Student Tuition $41,926.00
International Student Tuition $45,000.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 1040
Boys 535
Girls 505
% Boys/Girls 51/49
Boarding Students 191 among 718 Upper School students
Day Students 849 (529 in the Upper School, 320 in the Middle School)
International
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
United States
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Majority of students come from Southeast

Academics

Full Time Faculty 106
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 70
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 15
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Bible
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Math
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Film
Film Studies
Fine Arts
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
Geometry
German
Government/Civics
Grammar
History
Humanities
International Relations
Mathematics
Music
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Religion
Science
Social Science
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing
Zen Buddhism
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
German Language
Human Geography
Latin Literature
Latin: Vergil
Physics B
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
US History
World History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 520-660
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 500-640
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 510-640
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Baylor graduates have matriculated to 190+ institutions worldwide. For a complete list go to: http://www.baylorschool.org/academics/cc_college_decisions.aspx
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
bowling
camping
canoe
cross-country running
dance
fitness
hiking
kayaking
ocean kayaking
outdoor club/skills
rappelling
rock climbing
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Drama Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
French Club
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
Literary Magazine
Model UN
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Orchestra
Peer Tutoring
Radio Station
Recycling Club
School Band
Spanish Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

Baylor's college preparatory curriculum includes honors courses, a variety of electives, 22 AP courses, and international exchange and travel opportunities. Students benefit from personalized attention, an academic advisor, SAT/ACT prep, a writing center, and professional college counselors. Tours are offered throughout the year and enrichment programs are offered each summer. We offer 80 teams in 17 sports, and our athletes have won more than 100 state titles in the past 15 years. Sports Illustrated Magazine ranked Baylor as one of the top 25 athletic programs in the country. Our arts facilities are among the finest in the country and one hundred percent of our graduates attend college.

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  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): varies
  • Financial Aid Awarded: approximately $4 million per year
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 33%

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