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Cost of Attendance & Family Assistance

Nashville's Premier Choice in Private School Education

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We understand that for many families, sending your child to private school is a sacrifice made to offer your son or daughter the best opportunities for their future. It is our goal to make Lipscomb Academy attainable to as many families as possible, and we work diligently each year to offer value to parents interested in partnering with us.

As an example, consider Lipscomb Academy's high school cost of attendance to that of two other leading private schools in Nashville.

  • Lipscomb Academy High School Cost of Attendance - $16,077
  • Comparable Private High School One - $19,740
  • Comparable Private High School Two - $26,980

Here is a full breakdown of cost of attendance for the 2020-2021 school year:

Grade Level 2020-21 Cost of Attendance*
3 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten** $8,940
5 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten** $13,622
Elementary school tuition for grades K***-4 $15,684
Middle school and high school $17,169

*Cost of Attendance includes a non-refundable enrollment fee: $2,177 for Pre-K3; $2,327 for Pre-K5; $2,348 for K-grade 4; $2,426 for grades 5-12

**Pre-kindergarten students must be 4-years-old by the start of the school year.

***Kindergarten students must be 5-years-old by the start of the school year.

For cost of attendance information about the two- and three-year-old program, please contact Jennifer Watson at or Belle Cromwell at, both at 615.966.6330.

Multi-child discounts continue at $400 for the second child, $500 for the third and $600 for the fourth. The cost of attendance includes covering expenses for technology, security, class activities and academic enhancement. Cost of attendance does not cover lunch and books.

If you'd like to learn more or Start Your Journey at Lipscomb Academy, connect with a member of our admissions team.

Family Assistance

While providing an independent school education for a child is first and foremost a commitment and responsibility of parents, Lipscomb Academy provides need-based family assistance to families who qualify. This family assistance helps to offset the cost of attendance but does not cover the entire cost of attendance amount.

Lipscomb Academy subscribes to the School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS program to make the determination of family need. Household income and expenses, net worth, assets, and debts of the parents or guardian are some of the factors considered in determining family assistance. Need-based family assistance is awarded annually, and renewal is not automatic or guaranteed as each family’s finances and our budget may vary from year to year. 

Family Assistance Key Dates

  • Complete Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and submit tax forms: January - February
  • Family Assistance letters sent: March - April

If you have additional questions regarding the family assistance application process, please contact the Admissions department.

Please visit the School and Student Services website to apply for family assistance.