To say that there are a lot of schools in Nashville would be a vast understatement. There seems to be one on every corner: big, little, old, new, public, private, athletic, academic, all girls, all boys, conservative, and liberal. So why do we choose Lipscomb? Why do generation after generation of the same families, as well as new ones come to Lipscomb? What is so special about this place we call home? There is a uniqueness of purpose here that seems to set the mood of the entire campus. The atmosphere is friendly; teachers smile, and administrators take time to listen. Growth and learning are encouraged, not merely tolerated. Together we share victories and defeats, surprises and disappointments, life and death. "There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place."
David Lipscomb once said,
"Next to that of the family, there is no influence more potent for good or evil over the lives of individuals than the associations of school days. What is needed then, above all else, is a school that will teach men to be true to their convictions, firm in the advocacy of the truth and entirely unwilling to compromise with, or practice what is wrong, but willing to labor in that which is right."
The decades have passed since Lipscomb wrote those words. Campuses, buildings, trustees, presidents, principals, teachers, and students have come and gone, ever changing as the world itself. One thing, however, has remained constant: a dedication to Jesus and the good that dedication can accomplish in the lives of young people. Without a doubt, the dream of David Lipscomb did survive and continues even yet to grow and prosper.