Amazing! It just cannot get any better than this. I have been teaching in the public schools for 11 years and know that my children would never get education like this one in even the highest performing public school. This is one of the very best schools not just in Tennessee but in America. My child absolutely loves it here. There are no areas that I could improve upon. The faculty communicates with the parents, nurtures and know the kids and are incredible teachers.
The sports are amazing too. I believe they have more than one hundred state championships in the last decade!
The facilities are outstanding. With a huge endowment and a generous alumni base they have constructed a world class athletic program.
More than 120 years of tradition and honor have formed a community that is as amazing as it is rare.
If you aren't extremely wealthy don't come to this school. It's extremely cliquish. The students are stuck up snobs. 16 year olds driving Mercedes and Bmw's that have never worked a day in their life. The coaches definitely play favorites. With all that being said there is one positive side and that is the academics. Teachers expect a lot from you, and if you can't keep up they aren't very helpful. Good school, but if you from working class blue collard background you will stick out like a sore thumb.
I graduated from Baylor last year (2012). This amazing school helped me open so many doors and made me understand that having an education is really important for your future. The 4 years in the boarding community helped me become more mature and respectful to others. The teacher are awesome, always here to help and answer questions. The classrooms are no more than 15 students, so that the teacher can know us for who we are instead of just student. If you have the occasion to go visit the campus or even apply your children there, please do.
Baylor is a wondeful school. The administration is tuned in to the needs of the students, the campus is beautiful and the teachers really care. But like any school, it has it's good and bad points. The best - fabulous athletic facilities, a holistic approach to each child and their growth and development as a student, small class sizes. The worst - Dining hall food. Although they have made attemps to improve, nobody seems happy; those that enjoy healthy and those that like it all fried. The swim center is rather dirty and needs a good deep cleaning. It has been mentioned but they retain the same cleaning crew. Overall, I highly recommend Baylor for almost anyone. There is a place for each child no matter how nerdy or athletic...I know since I have one of each.