Your Next Steps
Important Admissions Information:
- Applications open for the 2017-2018 school year: September 6
- Applications and Supporting Materials Due: February 6
- Offer Letters Sent to Qualifying Applicants: February 24
- Positions are awarded until a grade is full then qualified students are placed in a waiting pool.
To Begin Your Journey:
Listed below are the basic steps for your child’s admission to Lipscomb Academy. Please contact Pam Paul for Elementary admissions (615.966.6330; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kim Schow for Middle /High School admissions (615.966.6409; email@example.com) if you have any questions regarding school programs and/or the application process.
- Submit an online application and $50 application fee. In order to be considered for financial assistance, you must first complete the application process.
- Middle and high school parents will be asked for two recommendation requests in the referral documents section of the online application. Middle and high school recommendations are submitted electronically and can be completed by school principals, counselors, or core subject teachers (Math, English, Science, and Social Studies). Parents must also sign and send the Transcript Release Request to the student's current school.
- Elementary parents will be asked for one teacher recommendation request in the referral documents section of the online application. The elementary recommendation is done electronically and can be completed by your child's most current teacher. Parents must also sign and send the Transcript Release Request to the student's current school. Additionally, the student is required to participate in a visit/testing day as follows - Please contact Pam Paul at 615.966.6330 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your child's individual elementary visit:
- PK and K Applicants – one 90-minute visit, scheduled individually
- Pre-1st and 1st Grade Applicants - one half-day visit in kindergarten classroom, scheduled individually
- 2nd-4th Grade Applicants – one full-day visit in applicant’s current grade level classroom, scheduled individually
- All students applying for the 3rd through 12th grades are required to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). The cost is $105 and can be paid online when registering for the test. To schedule your child to take the test at Lipscomb Academy, contact Pam Paul at 615.966.6330 for grades 3-4 and Kim Schow at 615-966-6409 for grades 5-12. Testing dates scheduled upon request. If you chose to take at another location, the ISEE code for Lipscomb Academy is: 431655.
Once Lipscomb Academy receives all pertinent information, Middle and High School applicants are scheduled for an interview with two members of the admissions committee, usually the Associate Head of School for Admissions and the school Principal. Only one parent is required, but both parents are encouraged to attend. Parents of Elementary School applicants should arrange for a tour/interview at their convenience. Elementary students are not required to participate in the interview.
For International Students Only:
Lipscomb Academy welcomes students from around the globe each year. In fact, our students represent cultures found on six of the seven continents (still working on Antarctica).
Here are several items to make note of as an international student or family:
- Lipscomb Academy is a SEVIS approved school that can issue I20s to qualified international students.
- In addition to the normal admissions procedures, international students are required to submit proof of English proficiency via a TOEFL or IELTS score. The Lipscomb Academy TOEFL code is: 3216.
- Lipscomb Academy does not offer on-campus housing for its students. It is the responsibility of the student's family or international student agency to locate a host family. Once the host family is chosen, they will interview with the Associate Head of School for Admissions and Marketing.
- In addition to standard admissions procedures, the student’s family must show the ability to cover tuition by providing proof of financial stability. Acceptable proofs of financial stability include copies of bank statements or other certified bank documents.
We look forward to working with you in the Admissions process and making your experience at Lipscomb Academy as memorable as possible.