Mission & Values

Our Mission

Baylor's mission is to foster in its students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world. Baylor fulfills its mission by providing:

  • a rich academic program that opens the minds of students, preparing them for college and for an ever-changing world;
  • a school rooted in tradition yet receptive to change, staffed by talented adults who are devoted to teaching and who model for students a lifelong love of learning;
  • a wide variety of co-curricular experiences that require active participation and personal commitment, extending learning beyond the lessons of the traditional classroom;
  • a diverse academy having at its heart a vibrant resident community of faculty and students from around the world;
  • a balance of emphases on activities of the mind, body, and spirit, encouraging students to grow into happy, caring, and honorable adults, ready and unafraid to be leaders for the public good.

Our Values


Baylor's Honor Code is the cornerstone of our values as a school and a community. When they enter the school, students sign a pledge to comply with the Honor Code, which states: "The Honor System is an understanding among Baylor student that they do not want among them one who will lie, cheat, or falsify information. I understand this principle, and I recognize that I shall be expected to live in accordance with it."


We foster an environment where kids learn the valuable social skills of cooperation and mutual respect – something they will need to succeed in today's world.


We believe that faith is central to every person's life and that the study of religion is an essential part of a complete education. While the majority of our students and faculty are Christian, all major world religions are represented in the school and we welcome and respect all faiths.


We require students to consciously consider and develop their leadership potential. Rather than singling out only the top students - our goal is to reach out to all of our students and help them discover and develop their emerging leadership skills.


Demanding academic courses are the heart of our program. Curiosity and hard work are expected of all students, and a high level of academic performance is the norm. Baylor students are surrounded by peers who value academic achievement and a faculty whose main aim is to help students achieve it.


We believe that a student's moral and ethical strengths lie in their intentions and actions. It is through dialogue, accountability, and education that students reflect upon their character and inspires them to want to make a positive difference in the world.


Our extremely talented faculty are able to see the individual potential of each child and encourage them to participate in a broad range of academic, artistic, athletic, and extracurricular activities.

Baylor is a top private school in Tennessee


Baylor's mission is to foster in its students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world.

To help our students gain independence and responsibility, we set certain expectations from the very beginning. Each boy and girl who enrolls at Baylor School must sign, and live by, the Baylor Honor Code.

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