Baylor School

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Basic Information

Address: 171 Baylor School Road Chattanooga, TN 37405
Phone Number: 423-267-5902
Fax Number: 423-757-2525
President: Scott Wilson, Head of School
School Type: Private

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Additional Information

Founded: 1893
Ages/Grades: 6-12, boarding 9-12
School Setting:

Our beautiful 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River just five minutes from Chattanooga's vibrant downtown, and an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, and Birmingham.

School Size: 1083
Classroom Size: 14 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Tuition:

Day: $26,460; Domestic Boarding $53,885; International Boarding $57,845

Financial Aid:

Need-based Financial Aid and merit-based scholarships available

Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: No
After School Programs: Yes
School Championships:

Over 150 State Championships in the last 20 years:

Baseball - 2003, 2006, 2018, 2019
Bowling (Boys) - 2002
Cross Country (Boys) - 2000, 2007, 2008
Cross Country (Girls) - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Fencing - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Golf (Boys) - 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2018
Golf (Girls) - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Lacrosse (Boys) - 2010
Soccer (Boys) - 2000, 2007, 2012, 2018
Soccer (Girls) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2017
Softball - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Swimming (Boys) - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 (tie)
Swimming (Girls) - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2020
Swimming (Combined) - 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Tennis (Boys) - 2016
Tennis (Girls) - 2000, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Track (Boys) - 2000, 2002
Track (Girls) - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Volleyball - 2014, 2017
Wrestling (Traditional) - 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2019, 2020
Wrestling (Duals) - 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020

School Clubs:

Club or Organization:
ASL Club, Business Club, Chinese Club, Community Service, Cum Laude Society, Debate Club, Dorm Prefects, Economics Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, French Club, Gender Committee, German Club, Harris-Stanford Honors Program, Honor Council, Inner Circle, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Mechanics Club, Model Congress, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Organic Gardening, Peer Support Network, Photography Club, Politics Club, Quiz Bowl, RAP (Raiders Against Prejudice), Red Circle, RESPECT Board (Community Service leadership board), Robotics Team, Round Table, Spanish Club, Spirit Committee, STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), Student Book Club, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Sustainability Club, Tech Crew, Walkabout, Weekend Warriors Community Service, Wyldlife, Young Life

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Club, Band, Dance, Drama, Literary Journal, Orchestra, Upper School Concert Choir, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Bike Club, Squash Club, Ultimate Frisbee

Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Notable Graduates:

Keith Mitchell '10 - One of four Baylor alumni on the PGA Tour, winner of the 2019 Honda Classic
Natalie Bracket '09 - Coordinator, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Tiffany Williams '07 - Founder, TILA Studios, a visual arts incubator for black women
Michelle Songy '04 - Tech entrepreneur, Director of Global Dining with American Express
Laurie Speed-Dalton '92 - Trial attorney and founder of The Speed Firm, PC
Tene Hamilton Franklin '91 - Facilitator with the Human Genome Project
Geoff Gaberino '84 - U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming
Jamey Wheless '82 - Designer and Animator for George Lucas Entertainment
Bill Dedman '78 - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist; New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Mansions
Arthur Golden '74 - Author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Memoirs of a Geisha

Uniform Guidelines:

Uniform required Monday to Friday during school hours

Admissions Requirements:

Math Teacher Recommendation
English Teacher Recommendation
School Report Form (typically sent to school registrar, counselor, or principal)
Student/Parent Questionnaire
Transcript submission
Completion of the Secondary School Admission Test 
Campus visit and interview

Mission Statement:

The mission of Baylor School is to foster in our students both the ability and desire to make a positive difference in the world.

Notes/School Information:
  • Baylor was established in 1893 and has become one of the country's premier college-preparatory schools.
  • Baylor's mission is to foster in its students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Dating back to 1916, Baylor`s Honor Code is the moral compass for our entire community. Students, faculty, and staff commit to acting with honesty and integrity.
  • Baylor's most recent graduating class earned scholarship offers exceeding $17 million. Receiving 238 acceptances, 183 students from the class of 2019 have enrolled at 93 different colleges and universities around the world, including Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Howard, and 13 Public Ivies.
  • Baylor athletes are nationally recognized for excellence on the field and in the classroom, so it is not surprising that more than 100 Baylor graduates are competing for their college programs, many at highly selective schools like Stanford, Virginia, Harvard and Penn.
  • The Cartter Scholars Program awards four new Baylor boarding students each year with scholarships ranging from full- to quarter-tuition. The scholars are automatically enrolled in Baylor's prestigious Harris-Stanford Honors Program, bringing them face-to-face with corporate executives, community leaders, and elected officials in order to hone their leadership and civic engagement skills.