As part of Baylor’s re-accreditation work through the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Dean of Faculty William Montgomery ’92 led a committee of more than 30 faculty and staff to develop a “Portrait of a Graduate.” This portrait captures the characteristics and skills that should be possessed by a Baylor School student upon graduation.
The self-study group identified magnanimitas (Latin for greatness of spirit) as the quality that Baylor cultivates and fosters – the quality its graduates carry with them into the world beyond the school’s gates.
The committee then undertook the challenge of identifying five individual “habits of being” that together create magnanimitas. The result is the committee’s framework for the “Portrait of a Graduate,” as illustrated in the preceding graphic.
Below, you'll meet five members of the Class of 2023 who exemplify the five fundamental habits of being as defined by Baylor’s “Portrait of a Graduate."