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Upper School

Academic Upper School

A Premier College Prep School

Baylor is a college preparatory school that engages, challenges, and inspires each student, in every class, every day. We offer a liberal arts curriculum with an emphasis on providing students a broad breadth of offerings along with opportunities to go deep into specialized areas like advanced scientific research, global studies, the study of multiple languages, and advanced study in the arts and humanities. Our curriculum is structured to foster in our students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world.

The heart of Baylor School is the academic program, which aims to provide every student with:

  • Intellectual challenge and thorough preparation for further study.
  • The ability to think critically and express oneself clearly in speaking and in writing.
  • A firm grounding in knowledge of nature, history, and the human spirit.
  • Preparation for global citizenship, responsibility for the environment, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and the command of a second language.

“I think the learning opportunities at Baylor are amazing. There is a class for pretty much anything you could ever want.”A Baylor Student

The fundamental ethos of our classrooms is to generate interest. Once students are interested, they will do things that they may once have thought they were incapable of.William Montgomery ’92
Dean of Academic Affairs

Upper School Leadership

Garrison Conner '05, Upper School Head and Elizabeth Burnette '99, Upper School Dean of Students.

$36.9 million

in Scholarships

Baylor students earned over $36.9 million in college scholarships over the last three years.


AP Courses

Our diverse curriculum includes 20 AP courses, honors courses, and a wide array of electives.



Acceptances for the Class of 2022 to colleges and universities around the world.


Colleges & Universities

Over the past two years, our graduates have matriculated at 190+ institutions worldwide.



Baylor graduates who were surveyed about their preparation for college said they felt that they were “very well prepared” for college. They also considered themselves to be “better prepared” than their classmates at their college of choice.

Explore More About the Upper School at Baylor

Upper School Faculty

When students arrive on campus each day, they’re welcomed by some of the leading minds in independent education. 

College Prep & Beyond

As a college prep school, Baylor is also committed to supporting students academically and creating healthy study habits and time management skills.

Course Catalog

The intellectual rigor of Baylor's classes and the variety of curricular opportunities for all students provides a foundation for future academic success.

Honors Program

Honors Program

Modeled after college honors programs, we collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to provide extraordinary opportunities.