Head of School

Our Independent Day School is thriving! The classrooms are full of students working collaboratively, building character, forming friendships, growing spiritually, and developing self-confidence and competency among their peers, in their communities, and across cultures.

How have we grown? Enrollment has increased from 63 students five years ago to 90 students today. Several families from outside the state and country, who had job opportunities in this region, expressed the importance of our school in their decision to relocate to Akron.  They recognize that at Lippman their children will have the opportunity to reach their academic potential at the same time that they are able to develop their own unique voice.  Other families who have long lived in Akron and previously sent their children to other private or public schools in town have recently “discovered” Lippman and found the unique independent school and educational model that they desire for their children. From word-of-mouth referrals shared by our current families to the many featured articles and press that have highlighted our school’s innovative programing, it is not an overstatement to say we are the “talk of the town!"

Through the support and hard work of so many, we have been able to maintain a focus on each individual child’s educational journey, hire and retain excellent teachers, and build a successful, dynamic educational model that has drawn both local and national interest.  We have educational programming and partnerships in our community (e.g. with the Metro Parks, the Akron Public Schools, and Kent State), across the country in Montana, and overseas in Israel.

Our middle school experiential education programs, two weeks in Israel and one week on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and Yellowstone National Park in alternating years, offers our students first-hand learning opportunities that no other middle school offers. Throughout their Lippman School experience, our students are inspired to understand the world in all of its complexity, and with a degree of optimism, respect, and obligation to act as responsible citizens of the world.

Whether you are a prospective family, or an old friend, we welcome your visit to our dynamic school!

Sam Chestnut
Head of School 

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The Lippman School | 750 White Pond Drive | Akron, OH 44320 | Phone: 330.836.0419 | Fax: 330.869.2514