Special Programs

Baylor's Middle School curriculum provides an excellent foundation for students in arts, sciences, mathematics, and humanities. An important strength of our curriculum is that these major academic disciplines are further enriched with special programs that provide even more challenges and opportunities.

Some of these programs include:

Nature’s Classroom

An important component to the sixth grade program is our annual class trip to Mentone, Ala. to participate in the Nature’s Classroom experiential outdoor education program. The three day/two night October outing is late enough in the year to ensure the class has become acclimated to the Baylor community, but early enough in the year to serve as a valuable experience for children to build relationships with their peers and teachers in a non-academic setting.

Sixth Grade Book Clubs

The sixth grade community (students, parents and teachers) enjoy participating in two Book Clubs over the course of the year to discuss a common book and celebrate literature together.

Middle School Field Trips

Students enjoy a variety of field trips. Grade level trips to attractions and events in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville occur on a regular basis. In addition, each advisory group also takes numerous trips off campus which usually focus on educational activities, community service or just having fun.

Eighth Grade trip to Washington, D.C.

Since 1976, the eighth grade class has ventured to Washington, D.C. to see firsthand what they have been taught in their civics and ethics classes. A visit to the Holocaust Museum reinforces the ethical questions about prejudice, racism, and stereotyping and enhances their understanding of the Holocaust and related issues. Faculty serve as chaperones, so students have a chance to interact with their teachers in an informal yet educational setting. The itinerary includes Smithsonian's Air and Space, American History, Natural History, and National Gallery of Art museums, the Newseum, and the World War II, Vietnam and Korean War memorials.

EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES

One of the strengths of our curriculum is that the major academic disciplines are further enriched with a number of special programs that provide students with even more challenges and opportunities.