Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have a waiting list?

A: Although it varies from year to year, there is usually a waiting list to get in the Lipman School. The earlier a child is placed on the waiting list, the better the chances of getting a placement.

Q: Will being admitted to the Lipman School help my child get into the Campus School?

A: No. The Campus School is a totally different entity from the Lipman School with different enrollment criteria. You can find information on their Web site at or you may call (901) 678-2285.

Q: What is your diversity?

A: The Lipman School is reflective of the many peoples of the world. As the Early Childhood Laboratory Demonstration School for the University of Memphis, we are housed in the College of Education. We have many families from around the globe who place their children with us. We also embrace diversity in our inclusionary practice for children of differing needs.

Q: Which education track is best?

A: As a constructivist learning environment, the Lipman School offers several demonstrations of learning theories, including Montessori and Reggio Emilia. There is not a "best" method, just different ways of teaching and learning.

Q:Do U of M faculty and staff receive priority and discounts?

A: No. Because the Lipman School is tuition-based, it has an open enrollment, a first-come, first-served policy.

Q: Is there any financial aid available?

A: Yes. The Lipman family has established the Sara Lipman Scholarship Fund. Returning students and new students who have received placement for the upcoming year may apply. The application process begins in March of each year. You may apply at the Lipman School office.

If you have questions that you do not find answered here, please call (901) 678-2120.