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Tuition & Financial Aid

Nashville's Leading Value 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 affordable 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 tuition to that of two other leading private schools in Nashville.

  • Lipscomb Academy High School Tuition & Fees - $16,077
  • Comparable Private High School One - $19,740
  • Comparable Private High School Two - $26,980

Here is a full breakdown of our tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year:

Grade Level Tuition & Fees
3 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten* $8,330
5 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten* $12,687
Elementary school tuition for grades K**-4 $14,671
Middle school and high school $16,077

*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 tuition information about the two- and three-year-old program please contact Jennifer Watson at, 615.966.6330

Multi-child discounts continue at $400 for the second child, $500 for the third and $600 for the fourth. Fees assist in covering costs for technology, security, class activities and academic enhancement. Tuition and fees do 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.

Financial Aid

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

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

Please visit the School and Student Services website to apply for financial aid.