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Baylor is a coeducational day and boarding school for grades
6-12. We welcome and enroll students of all faiths, races,
and backgrounds, and offer over $2 million in need-based
financial aid each year. We have approximately 1080 students.
Coeducation and Cultural Diversity
Since we also believe that much growth occurs through the
interaction of peers, we strive to create an interesting
vital mix in our student population. We actively seek students
who bring different geographic, economic, social, ethnic, and
racial backgrounds to our community. We also believe students this age benefit from a coeducational
learning environment. At Baylor - as in the real world - both
girls and boys occupy leadership positions within the school
and participate fully in the life of the school. All of Baylor's
students benefit from the global and cultural perspectives that
our boarding students bring. In fact, our 200 boarders hail
from places as close as Alabama and as far away as Korea.
100% College Placement
Baylor sends 100 percent of the student body to colleges and
universities nationwide, including Ivy League schools and
other prestigious institutions of higher learning. Eight
out of ten Baylor students get into the first university
of their choice.
Advanced Placement Courses
All of our classes are college preparatory. In addition to
core courses, advanced courses, and electives, Baylor offers
22 Advanced Placement courses.
Baylor students taking Advanced Placement (AP) are often eligible to receive college credit or waive required
Class Size and Faculty
Baylor's average class size is 15 students. Our talented
faculty are experienced educators - more than one third
have taught at Baylor for more than 20 years and 68 percent
have advanced degrees (including plenty of doctoral degrees). Teachers also serve
as advisers, regularly interacting closely with
students in all aspects of their school life. Others live on campus with their families, providing support
and care for our boarding students.
Teachers use technology in a wide variety of ways to enhance their classes. In 1999, Baylor opened the $6.5 million Weeks Science and
Technology Building, which houses 100 computers, 14
laboratories, three state-of-the art computer classrooms,
and an interactive SMART Board. Word-processing, the
Internet, and the B-Net (school network) are essential
academic tools. Students and faculty have access to computer labs and classroom computers. Over 50 classrooms are equipped with projectors connected to computers, and SchoolPads and SMART boards are present in several of these classrooms.
Campus & Facilities
Baylor's expansive 670-acre campus blends the best of both
natural and educational resources. Over the past 15 years,
we have added a sports complex, new dining facilities,
indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, a climbing wall, a
fine arts complex, two dormitories, a completely renovated
sixth grade building, a state-of-the art science and
technology building, a wrestling complex, and the area's
only indoor 50-meter pool.
Baylor offers 17 sports and 81 teams in grades 6-12. Our teams have produced more than 70 state championships in the past 15 years, 110 in all. In
2005, Sports Illustrated magazine ranked Baylor as one of
the top 25 athletic programs in the country and first in
Baylor offers an extensive arts program with courses in
visual arts, choral and instrumental music, dance, photography,
and drama. Baylor students regularly receive honors at art,
band, and voice competitions.
After School Activities
All Baylor students are required to participate in an afternoon
activity when the academic day ends. In addition to athletic teams, we also offer a vast amount of
activities that meet a variety of individual interests.
Baylor offers academic and enrichment programs, as well as
sports programs for boys and girls ages 5-15. In addition
to this website, you can get more information by calling our
Outreach and Auxiliary Office at 423-267-8506 (ext. 336),
or by emailing here.
Baylor offers a need-based financial assistance program
designed to help enroll a talented, bright, socially,
and economically diverse community of students who might
not otherwise be able to attend the school. For information
contact our Admission Office at 423-267-5902.
We believe that the more students give to their community,
the more richly they will receive. Therefore, admission is
largely based both on proven academic success, the potential
contributions a student can bring to the community, and an
enthusiasm for learning. For more information on how to apply,
visit the admission section of this website, or contact our
Admission Office at at 423-267-5902.