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 www.campusschool.org/ 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 laboratory
school for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, 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,
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
If you have questions that you do not find answered here, please call (901) 678-2120.