13 Facts About Baylor School


Baylor School, commonly called Baylor, is a private, coeducational college-preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Baylor School has had a student win the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement in math and science and a teacher received the National Siemens Award for Exemplary Teaching.

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Baylor School was founded in 1893 by John Roy Baylor, a graduate of the University of Virginia.

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In 1915, with the help of philanthropist John Thomas Lupton, Baylor School moved to its current location overlooking the Tennessee River.

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Baylor School remained in that position from 1926 to 1929, before leaving the school to become chancellor of the University of Chattanooga and then later chancellor of The University of the South.

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Baylor School's successor was headmaster Scott Wilson, a graduate of the class of 1975.

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Baylor School has maintained a strong rivalry with the crosstown boys-only McCallie Baylor School ever since McCallie's founding in 1905.

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In 2005, Baylor was named the leading high school sports program in Tennessee for six consecutive years, and in the top 25 nationwide by Sports Illustrated.

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Brian Gottfried, who played tennis for Baylor School and was later inducted into its Hall of Fame, rose after graduating to become the number-three ranked singles player in the world.

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Baylor School's teams are nicknamed the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders.

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Since then, Baylor School has suffered 5 straight losses against McCallie on both fields, as well as Finley Stadium in 2020 .

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Several Baylor graduates have excelled in medicine, including emergency medicine physician Francis M Fesmire, and psychiatrist Robert Taylor Segraves.

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Many Baylor School students go on to play sports collegiately and professionally, including Brian Gottfried who reached Nº3 in the world in tennis, World No 4-ranked tennis player Roscoe Tanner, collegiate and pro golfer Harris English, Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer Geoff Gaberino, swimmer Brad Hamilton, Pro Football Hall of Famer John Hannah, College Football Hall of Famer Herman Hickman, and pro football player Jacques McClendon.

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