Our One-School Community
Baylor's school community is comprised of both day students from the Chattanooga area and boarding students from around the world.
More, more, more.
The majority of our boarding students tell us they chose Baylor because they were seeking more challenges, more independence, and more opportunities. With the Baylor family behind you just about anything is possible.
Greater independence in college.
Our boarding alumni consistently report that their boarding experience helped with the transition to higher education, making them more independent, organized, self-confident, and better prepared to make decisions on their own. They also began their college years with better study habits than many of the non-boarding peers they met in college.
A supportive 24/7 learning community.
Our dormitories (three for boys and three for girls) are staffed by teachers who serve as dorm parents. As with all Baylor students, boarders are assigned an academic adviser, who meets with them several times throughout the week to establish personal goals, monitor progress, and discuss opportunities or challenges.
A safe living environment.
A Gender Equity Study compiled from surveys of 39 independent schools throughout the U.S. revealed that 100 percent of Baylor girls and a majority of boys feel their dorm is a safe place to live, an exemplary finding compared to the national norm. An overwhelming majority of Baylor boarding girls and a majority of the boys feel cared for by the adults in their dorm. This consistent care was exemplary for Baylor girls compared to the national norm.
Baylor makes sure that boarding students have access to all Chattanooga has to offer. Every weekend, groups of students board buses to head downtown, to the mall, or to trendy neighborhood shops. Walkabout offers group hikes and bouldering almost every weekend. Overnight trips to Atlanta and Nashville led by dedicated student activities staff and faculty volunteers are also popular options.
The Boarding Experience
Research by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) provides solid data that breaks down long-held misperceptions about boarding schools: The Truth About Boarding School