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International Students


As an intentionally Christian community, connecting students from a variety of backgrounds is at the heart of Lipscomb Academy's mission. We welcome international students to inquire and apply for admission in the 8th-12th grades.

Lipscomb Academy is a faith-infused academic community ranked at the top of the state for academics, arts, and athletics. Located on the campus of Lipscomb University, Lipscomb Academy students have a rigorous academic experience that is the unique opportunity to benefit from the resources of one of the leading Christian universities in the nation as part of the learning community.

Lipscomb Academy is the only school in Middle Tennessee connected to a university, allowing our students countless opportunities to learn from college professors and to also take college courses with college students.

University Preparation

Through intensive academic and college advising, our team works closely with our Global Students to help students create and work towards long-term academic goals.

100% of our students go on to higher education institutions. 

Lipscomb Academy students have been accepted into many prestigious universities, including Cornell University, Georgetown University, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins University, The Juilliard School, New York University, Pepperdine University, Rice University, University of California Irvine, University of California San Diego, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University.

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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.

Lipscomb Academy is a member of Study Tennessee, an international student recruiting consortium. Among the 21 member education institutions across the state, Lipscomb Academy is proud to be Study Tennessee's first K-12 member!

How can I start?

To request information and get started, please contact Global Student Director/ PDSO Elizabeth Williams at or 615.966.1953.

Lipscomb Academy is not only an enjoyable environment and a comprehensive community but also a family filled with love and respect. Going through the difficult transition from one culture to another, the teachers and students at the academy welcomed me with warm hugs and offered me so much help. Despite my family far from home, they embrace me into the school and make me feel like I have an even bigger family here at Lipscomb.”


Currently, I'm engaged as an undergraduate Teaching Assistant in both computer science and biology.  Additionally, I'm involved in research centered on computational chemistry and pharmaceuticals with a professor, which I find immensely stimulating. As I delve deeper into these fields, I'm increasingly aware of how pivotal my experience at Lipscomb Academy was in shaping my academic interests, particularly in mathematics and the natural sciences. It also significantly prepared me for the rigors of writing and literature courses, which can be challenging even for native speakers.

I owe a great deal of my academic growth and enthusiasm to the guidance and support I received at Lipscomb Academy, and for that, I am deeply thankful to you, your family, and the entire academy staff. The experiences and values I gained there have been instrumental in helping me face challenges with integrity and a willingness to assist others in need.

— Sunan Xu, CLASS OF 2021, CHINA