Lipscomb Academy

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Lipscomb Academy Photo #2 - 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.
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Lipscomb Academy Photo #5 - Lipscomb Academy is home to award-winning fine arts programs with a tradition of excellence.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #6 - Lipscomb Academy has a unique and privileged relationship with Lipscomb University which offers benefits to academy students of all ages.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #7 - 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 #8 - 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 #9 - Lipscomb Academy offers every sport sanctioned by the TSSAA with more than 60 athletic teams in grades 6-12.
Lipscomb Academy Photo #10 - 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 serves students from the age of two to twelfth grade.
We pride ourselves in being an intentional Christian school who encourage their students to discover their faith by serving others in Nashville and around the world.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,499 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,072
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lipscomb Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Academic Support, Learning Enhancement Program, an on-site tutoring service
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
1,499 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Lipscomb Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
130 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki Pants, Uniform Skirt, Purple/Black/Grey Collard Shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Melissa Miller
Admissions Associate
Jennifer Watson (Elementary)



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
31 extracurriculars
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

  • Here at Lipscomb Academy, we place a strong emphasison nurturing with intentionality and operating with excellence. Perhaps the best way to begin to get to know Lipscomb Academy is to examine our promises and commitments expressed in our mission statement. Lipscomb Academy is a Christ-centered community preparing learners for purposeful lives through rigorous academics and transformative experiences. We invite you and your family to discover what it means to be a Lipscomb Academy Mustang. 
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mitchell Tenpenny - Mitchell Tenpenny is an American country pop singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released one studio album and two extended plays through Riser House Records, with the album Telling All My Secrets released in December 2018.
    • LaDonna Boyd - As president/CEO, Dr. Boyd is shaping and leading R.H. Boyd’s efforts to broaden its scope and offerings for modern needs. With a targeted focus on product development, technology, commercial (non-religious) printing opportunities, and author resources, Dr. Boyd has been preparing for a number of years to take the reins as a CEO—cultivating a wide range of skills necessary to lead the R. H. Boyd through a new generation.
    • Ernie Smith - Ernest Henry "Ernie" Smith, was a Major League Baseball shortstop who played in 1930 with the Chicago White Sox. He batted and threw right-handed. Smith had a .241 batting average in 24 games, 19 hits in 79 at-bats, in his one-year career. He was born in Totowa, New Jersey and died in Brooklyn, New York.
    • Jonathan Shaub - Jonathan Shaub received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where he earned double majors in philosophy and religious studies and had minor concentrations in both English and Astronomy. Shaub also played safety for the Vanderbilt Commodores football team. Although he ultimately went 1-2 against Kentucky as a player, he did register an interception in his final game in Lexington. He’s ecstatic to be at University of Kentucky, which is also the alma mater of his grandfather, Joseph C. Ross.
    • Pat Boone - Patrick Boone is an American singer and actor. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold more than 45 million records, had 38 Top 40 hits, and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood films.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lipscomb Academy cost?
Lipscomb Academy's tuition is approximately $19,072 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Lipscomb Academy?
The acceptance rate of Lipscomb Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. Lipscomb Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Tennessee with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Lipscomb Academy?
Lipscomb Academy famous alumni include: Mitchell Tenpenny, LaDonna Boyd, Ernie Smith, Jonathan Shaub and Pat Boone.
What sports does Lipscomb Academy offer?
Lipscomb Academy offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Lipscomb Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is Lipscomb Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Lipscomb Academy?
The application deadline for Lipscomb Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,499 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,072
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $15,721 for elementary schools and $20,612 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nashville, TN is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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