Lipscomb Academy

Lipscomb Academy Photo #1 - "At the Elementary School, your child will be individually known and loved," Jonathan Sheahen, Elementary School Principal
Lipscomb Academy Photo #2 - Lipscomb Academy is home to award-winning fine arts programs with a tradition of excellence.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #3 - Lipscomb Academy Ignite Health and Science Students - Ignite is a program for high school students where they are able to explore career areas of interest such as Health Sciences and Civics and Law. Students in the program attend university lectures, shadow professionals, and improve college readiness in their designated fields of study.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #4 - Lipscomb Academy has a unique and privileged relationship with Lipscomb University which offers benefits to academy students of all ages.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #5 - Lipscomb Academy track teams train and compete on our NCAA Division 1 certified track. In 2013 the girls track team won the track and field state championship.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #6 - At Lipscomb Academy, we believe creativity is one of the unique ways we are “made in God’s image.” As such, we seek to broaden students’ horizons into the many intriguing dimensions of fine arts. Students may participate in a variety of creative activities such as art, chorus, band and drama/theater.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #7 - Lipscomb Academy offers every sport sanctioned by the TSSAA with more than 60 athletic teams in grades 6-12.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #8 - The mission of Lipscomb Academy is to serve students so that they may master knowledge and skills appropriate to them and become Christ-like in attitude and behavior.
Lipscomb Academy is Middle Tennessee's largest independent school (age 2 - grade 12) and the only university-connected academy.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Christian School Association (NCSA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLipscomb Academy offers the Learning Enhancement Program, an on-site tutoring service
Year Founded1891

Student Body

Total Students1,224 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Lipscomb Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers133 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Lang & Composition, AP English Lit & Composition, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Macro Economics, AP Micro Economics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score1310
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,169
Tuition Notes$8,940 for the 3 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten, $13,622 for the 5 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten, $15,684 for Elementary School, $17,169 for Middle and High School
Admissions DirectorCorry Stewart
Admissions AssociateMelissa Miller


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Ice HockeySoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Elementary School Chess Club, Elementary School Chorus, French Club, High School Art Club, High School Yearbook, Latin Club, Math Team, Middle School Chess Club, Middle School Drama Club, Middle School Speech Team, Middle School Yearbook, Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Pep Club, Political Club, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Senior Advisory Board, Senior Girl's Leadership Council, Service Club, Spanish Club, Standing Room Only Drama Club, Student Council, Student Newspaper

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Chorus, Freshman Chorus, High School Band, Middle School Band, Middle School Chorus

School Notes

  • The mission of Lipscomb Academy is to serve its students so that they may master knowledge and skills appropriate to them and become Christ like in attitude and behavior. It is our desire to provide your children with a truly well-rounded education nurtured by caring instructors who see each child as a unique individual with a destiny to make an impact on the world for Jesus Christ. We consider the education of your children to be of paramount importance. Lipscomb Academy has a unique affiliation with Lipscomb University. Call the admissions office today to find out how your child can be offered a stellar college preparatory education in the truest sense.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Our children have a Christ-centered, highly academic setting to grow and develop students both spiritually and academically. Lipscomb invests its time and resources in their teachers so my children can have the best. Teachers invest their time and resources in my children in classrooms as well as extra-curriculars. We are so pleased.
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As a result of the curriculum, great teachers and environment, my child has excelled beyond my expectation, both academically and spiritually. The environment at the school is very conducive for learning and expression, as well as inclusive of people from all backgrounds and faiths. The teachers truly care about the development of all the children and go above and beyond to make sure the children are excelling. I would recommend Lipscomb Academy to anyone who is searching for a place for their children to be loved and grow academically and spiritually.
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