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Upper School


As a child’s educational journey leads to The Upper School, students in grades 9 through 12 continue to explore, discover their passion and develop their faith while completing the foundation that will serve them throughout their life.

In our upper school, the mustang team spirit and social development start to take shape through extracurricular activities and community service projects.

From robotics to our athletic programs, from service projects to musical performances, there is a way for every student to grow and transform into anything they want to be.

Colleges want to attract students who stand out. They want to see students who stretch themselves beyond the limits of the classroom and who embody inventiveness, persistence, fervor, intelligence, and generosity. With this next educational phase, students develop leadership skills and have a unique opportunity to prepare for college by earning college credit through dual-enrollment classes on the campus of Lipscomb University, earning up to as much as a year of college credit by the time they graduate giving them a head start on their college pursuits.

Lipscomb has made it easy for me to have a flexible schedule to give me time to do things I like to do. Through Endeavor I have been able to go to the elementary school to be able to learn about the possibility of me becoming a teacher one day.

Emma Grace Smiley
Upper School Student

Letter from Head of Upper School

At Lipscomb Academy, students prepare for college and beyond with a combination of rigorous academics and important world experiences. Students are supported and encouraged as they find their path and achieve their goals with a variety of activities, adaptive learning opportunities, and intentional college preparation. 

It’s through relentless dedication and innovation that we provide the education and opportunities to honor that belief. We are always researching and implementing educational advancements that make each student’s experience better inside and outside of the classroom. We are dedicated to helping them discover and fuel their dreams and intellectual pursuits with experiences and relationships. This is a place where your future begins.”  Dr. Jesse Savage Head of Upper School 

At Lipscomb Academy, there is no academic ceiling for our students, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that our graduates continue their education at some of the countries leading institutions. Some of the institutions our recent graduates attend include Cornell University, Georgia Tech, New York University, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Virginia, The United States Naval Academy, and Vanderbilt University.

College Bound

We are so proud of all of our students and alumni. They have been admitted to some of the top schools in the nation. This is all due to their hard work and use of the resources we provide here at Lipscomb Academy.

Upper School Resources  

A variety of courses are offered at the upper school level that prepares students to be successful at the college level.

2023-2024 Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Apr 28
Mon, Apr 29
Tue, Apr 30
Orchestra Concert (5th-12th)
Wed, May 1
Thu, May 2
Fri, May 3
HS Chorus in MS Chapel
Sat, May 4
Sun, May 5
Band Concert
HS Chorus Concert
Mon, May 6
AP Government Exam
AP Chemistry Exam
Tue, May 7
AP Human Geography Exam
AP Stats Exam
Dance Showcase
Wed, May 8
AP Literature Exam
AP Computer Science Exam
Thu, May 9
AP Psychology Exam
Fri, May 10
AP European History Exam
AP US History Exam
Sat, May 11
Sun, May 12
Mon, May 13
AP Calculus AB and BC Exam
AP Precalculus Exam
Tue, May 14
AP English Language Exam
Upper School (Grades 9-12) Academic Awards Day
Collins Alumni Auditorium - Lipscomb University
Wed, May 15
AP World History: Modern Exam
Thu, May 16
AP Biology Exam
Fri, May 17
AP Physics Exam
Collins Alumni Auditorium - Lipscomb University
Sat, May 18
Graduation - Lipscomb Academy Upper School
Allen Arena - Lipscomb University
Sun, May 19
Mon, May 20
Tue, May 21
Upper School 1st Period Exam
Upper School 2nd Period Exam
Wed, May 22
Upper School 3rd Period Exam
Upper School 4th Period Exam
Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
Mon, May 27
Tue, May 28
Wed, May 29
Thu, May 30
Fri, May 31
Sat, Jun 1

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2023-2024 Calendar