Baylor School

171 Baylor School Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

John Roy Baylor, selected for the task by a group of Chattanooga businessmen, established this college preparatory school to address a community need. Originally a boys' school, Baylor became coeducational in 1985. The school, which occupies a 690-acre tract on the banks of the Tennessee River, offers a program featuring honors and Advanced Placement courses in most disciplines, in addition to an array of electives. A noteworthy aspect of the curriculum is the foreign language program, which comprises five languages (including Chinese). Beginning in grade 6 and continuing through senior year, Baylor assigns each student with an advisor who is also a faculty member. Experiential learning is a point of emphasis at Baylor. The community service program includes a grant-writing course that enables pupils to secure funding for community programs. Travel opportunities are designed to broaden student perspective. Finally, a highly regarded wilderness program and freshman and senior annual trips also take an experiential approach.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 9-12; Day — Coed 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address171 Baylor School Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405
Year Established1893
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorScott A. Wilson
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment1,050
Boarding Students197
Day Students853
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