Being "on your own" for the first time means great freedom, and even greater responsibility. To keep the experience from being overwhelming, the Baylor support network is vast. Dorm parents work with students on a nightly basis to help them establish and refine study skills that will help them succeed in the classroom. Advisers work with students to set goals and to make thoughtful and appropriate choices. Dorm heads allow students the opportunities to make decisions, solve problems and to try their hand in leadership roles. Each student, faculty member, administrator, and boarding parent has a Baylor email address, providing easy access to instant connections. When a student really needs someone to talk to, Baylor's Peer Support Network is ready to help their classmates with problems big and small. This group of upper school classmates meet monthly to hone their skills in conflict resolution and just-plain-listening.
Our Residential Life Program helps you reach your full potential. How? Students have daily and purposeful contact with trained faculty and other adults 24/7. The bottom line is this – we believe that Baylor teaches during the day, but the education continues well into the night in our residential community. We take great care to assist our students in developing:
- Skills that support and teach effective study habits for successful life-long learning.
- Opportunities and ability to contribute responsibly and ethically to the school, dorms, etc.
- Skills that allow for feelings of self-worth and effectiveness as students deal with daily responsibilities and challenges.
- Social skills that allow for positive relationships with peers and adults.
- A knowledge base and skills that encourage positive, safe, health-protective behaviors.