Student Life

Baylor isn’t just an education – it's a way of life! Our Student Activities team, residential life team, and faculty and staff are all dedicated to helping students experience Baylor life at its fullest...

Baylor's Vibrant Community

When you are making a decision on a new school, you are looking at a lot more than classes. And if you are considering a boarding school, you’ve also added "where to live" and "what to do on weekends" to your list. In this section we will help you get acquainted with our community as you begin to envision the full scope of life at Baylor.

Upcoming Student Activities

Community Voices

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    Every high school has its social divisions among students, but what's so great about Baylor's community is its ability to cross those divisions to care for others. No matter who you are, your classmates and friends will come together and help you through any hardship.

    Jake Shuptrine ’14
    Day Student, Chattanooga, TN
  • Voices - Annelise Kollevoll ’14

    To anyone who is hesitant about boarding school, I have seen in myself and others that it does a great job of helping shy kids to get out their shell and find their role in a supportive and loving community…I have never felt like someone didn't care about how I was adjusting to a new school and a new culture far away from home.

    Annelise Kollevoll ’14
    Boarding Student from McLean, VA
  • Voices - Ernie Adams

    I was adopted after being found on a riverbank and now I live in Lupton Hall with dorm parent and Walkabout instructor Bett Adams. Every afternoon I get to tag along on canoe trips, hikes, or whatever fun outdoor things are going on -- and all of my Baylor people friends love to play with me. I am one lucky dog!

    Ernie Adams
    Walkabout Mascot and Lupton Hall Resident
  • Voices - Jack Batt

    Jack lives in an apartment overlooking Lupton Circle with his wife Penny, Hunter Hall dorm head and English instructor, and their two children, Gus and Redding. “It’s the greatest neighborhood in the world. It’s a surreal community – I don’t think there is another place like this to live."

    Jack Batt
    Social Studies Instructor
  • Voices - Carolyn “Miss Kitty” Wadley

    There is always a steady stream of students (and visiting alumni) who gravitate to the grille for some straight-talk with Miss Kitty, who has worked at Baylor for nearly 40 years. “If I really wasn’t concerned about the kids, I wouldn’t work here. I like being around them and watching over them. This is what I like [about Baylor]. We are always thinking about the kids. And once they leave Baylor, they are still with you in your heart.

    Carolyn “Miss Kitty” Wadley
    Student Center Grille Manager
  • Voices - Marko Mandic '14

    At home [Serbia] there was no such thing as competing for your school. At Baylor I was shocked by the support that the sports teams got from their classmates.

    Marko Mandic '14
    Boarding Student from Serbia
  • Voices - Grace McKenney '18

    The Middle School is a close-knit supportive community and each student helps one another grow into a strong young person. A mix of care, camaraderie, and individuality creates an environment that is truly special to Baylor.

    Grace McKenney '18
    Day Student, Chattanooga TN
  • Voices - Austin Ngo '14

    This school is filled with brilliant, funny, engaging teachers. They aren't afraid to push you, but they will encourage you every step of the way.

    Austin Ngo '14
    Boarding Student from China

What Will You Participate in at Baylor?

There is no question that life at Baylor extends beyond the classroom. In addition to the afternoon activity that is required of all students, most students also get involved in clubs and other organizations that match their interests. How will you enrich your Baylor experience? Select a button below to begin the conversation.