Academic Strengths

  • Small classes and individualized instruction: our average class size is 15.
  • In 2012, Baylor became a leader in iPad technology, requiring every student to have an iPad.
  • "Extra Help" is a block of time offered three or four times a week to all students. Faculty meet with students during this time for individualized help according to the student's needs. Sometimes the help is voluntary, but teachers also may require the session if they feel students need it.
  • Every student is part of an academic adviser group that meets weekly. The adviser has three official roles: academic monitor, student advocate, and facilitator.
  • Teachers engage in an on-going process of professional development; including international travel grants that enable them to bring the world back to their classroom.
  • More than 70 percent of our faculty hold advanced degrees from such institutions as Boston University, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Harvard, and Vanderbilt.
  • Baylor is the only area school that offers five languages: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish; and the only area school that offers AP Spanish Literature.
  • Baylor students routinely excel in national, regional and state academic competitions; and in the last five years, Baylor has had more National Merit Semifinalists than any other area school.
  • 100% of Baylor students attend four-year colleges and universities.

Advanced Placement Leadership

  • In 1954, Baylor led the way as one of the first schools outside New England to be invited to participate in the new Advanced Placement (AP) program.
  • Baylor currently offers AP courses in English Literature, English Language, American History, European History , Human Geography, AP 3-D, Art History, Studio Art, Calculus AB,Calculus BC, Statistics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, French, German, Latin, Physics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science.
  • Some Baylor sophomores take AP Chemistry and AP Computer Science, some juniors take AP Calculus and many take AP English, AP Languages, and AP sciences, and seniors choose from the full slate of offerings.
  • A Baylor student was named one of two Tennessee recipients of the Siemen Award for Advanced Placement for her performance on math and science AP exams as a junior.
  • On average, over 80 percent of AP exams taken by Baylor students earn scores of three or higher (out of a possible five), often making students eligible to receive college credit or waive required college courses in the subject covered by the AP exam.


WHERE DOES A BAYLOR EDUCATION LEAD?

CHOICES

Each year eight out of 10 Baylor students get into the first university of their choice, and 100 percent of Baylor graduates head for colleges and universities, including: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, UNC, SMU, Emory, Duke, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and Wake Forest.

SCHOLARSHIP

Baylor has a distinguished history of college scholarship recognition for excellence in academics, fine arts, leadership and athletics (our most recent graduating class earned college scholarships totaling nearly $14.7 million).

SUCCESS

Our alumni are leading research scientists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, government leaders, performing artists, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists, and critically acclaimed novelists.