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Our Middle School


Active Learning and Individualized Instruction

Our Middle School Head Emmie Treadwell works with a dedicated group of 30 Middle School faculty members to create a safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environment for children.

Our faculty understand that students this age are not passive learners – they need to learn by doing rather than by just being told. That's why science is based on experiments, art is based on production, English and history/social science are based on discussion, and math and languages are taught so students learn to apply concepts to real life situations.

The Middle School program is also designed to offer a wide variety of academic, leadership, athletic and enrichment offerings, ensuring that each child succeeds and thrives in personal areas of strength. Small classes allow teachers to challenge children to reinforce areas that need improvement, while encouraging children to pursue their strengths.

"There is a resource for everything a Middle School student could need here at Baylor. Every child is known and loved."  – Emmie Treadwell, Middle School Head

Building Community

  • As the main point of entry to Baylor School, the sixth grade typically attracts students from 25 – 30 area schools. Therefore, a great deal of thought and attention is dedicated to transitioning them into the community through class trips, advisory groups, athletic teams and enrichment activities.
  • The program also provides opportunities for parents and families to come together. Fall football tailgates, book clubs, art shows, and concerts serve as venues to strengthen the connections among Baylor parents and families.


“In three years as a Baylor Middle Schooler, my son has never said that he's had a good day at Baylor. He's only used the word great. And I try to peel that back a little; there's always something that he can point to. It was a teacher. It was an experience with a class. It's always something great.”A Middle School Parent
Class of 2028

Middle School Faculty

Our teachers are dedicated middle school specialists who are not only committed to teaching the whole child.

Student Support

In addition to teaching, faculty members serve as advisers, providing a personal relationship for each child.


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Accelerated Spanish

Leading Accelerated Spanish Immersion Program

Emmie Treadwell
Middle School Head
423-267-8506 ext. 273

Sam Bankston
Middle School Administrative Assistant
423-267-8506 ext. 236

Grade-level Leadership Team

Carlton Stewart
Sixth Grade Dean of Students
423-267-8506 ext. 229

Mae Weiss
Seventh Grade Dean of Students
423-267-8506 ext. 548

Bo Chamberlain '90
Eighth Grade Dean of Students
423-267-8506 ext. 210

2023 Slideshow - Middle School


Centrally Located Classes

Most core Middle School classes are held in Barks Hall, while fine arts classes, P.E., lunch, and chapel take place in other areas of campus.


A Focus on Student Success

Our Middle School teachers, coaches, and administrators all take a personal interest in the success of each student.


Faculty Advisers

Faculty advisers get to know each student and meet with their group throughout the week.  They also enjoy occasional social outings.


The Middle School Learning Center

The Middle School has its own learning center located in Barks Hall for additional academic support.


Emphasis on World Languages

All sixth graders sample Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish before settling on a specific language in the seventh and eighth grade. Native Spanish speakers may choose to enroll in the Middle School Spanish Immersion course. 


Choices in After School Activities

In the afternoons, students have the choice of participating in athletics or co-curricular activities such as drama, dance, and outdoor adventures.


Robust Fine Arts

Choir, band, or orchestra, dance, drama and studio-design are all offered in the Middle School.


Building Community

Everyone in Middle School joins a “spirit team” that is just one way we create a close community. All year long, as you show your school spirit, you can earn points for your team by participating in fun events or attending games and performances.