Ben Lippen School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (803)807-4000
  • Ben Lippen School seeks to glorify God by educating students from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ and by assisting the family and church in equipping students spiritually, academically, socially, and physically under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedvaried
Year Founded1940

Student Body

Total Students760 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by GradeBen Lippen School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Government, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1140
Average ACT score20
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,000
Tuition NotesTuition ranges between $7,000 and $12,945, depending on grade level
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKelly Adams
Admissions AssociateDebbie Austin


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars

Club or Organization:
Bible Studies, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Prayer Groups, Robotics Team, Science Team, Student Leadership, Super Fans

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Guitar Ensemble, Sotto Voce, Theatre, Worship Arts

School Notes

  • Ben Lippen School educates Pre-K through 12th grade students from a Christian perspective, providing a superior educational experience that is unlike any other in the area. Students are encouraged to pursue and develop their interests and talents, while high expectations and rigor encourage them to think critically and analytically. Small class sizes allow for personalized attention by our excellent faculty.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  12/27/2017
This is our first year at Ben Lippen and we could not be more pleased. We've loved everything about it! The faculty and staff are engaged and committed to helping students learn. The Ben Lippen community is so genuine and welcoming. They have an extensive curriculum that is Christ centered, focusing on intellectual, spiritual and character development. It is big enough to offer lots of sports & extra curricular activities but small enough to fell like family. We had been in the most sought after public school in the area since coming to Columbia 6 years ago. But the move to Ben Lippen has been the best investment we've ever made. I wish we had started both our girls here 6 years ago.
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5  12/8/2017
We have children in the elementary, middle, and high schools. This is our first year at Ben Lippen amd we could not have found a more perfect matcj for our family. The academic curriculum is engaging and challenging. The network of family and friends is amazing!!!
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5  12/8/2017
We have been so pleased with Ben Lippen`s Christ-centered education. The Word is being woven into all aspects of our children`s education. There is a true sense of community at Ben Lippen. It has a family oriented atmosphere and a caring environment. The academics have been challenging and are preparing our students for college. Ben Lippen is also intentional about reevaluating each year to improve their academics as well. They are seeking excellence and it is very much appreciated. The competitive sports program has been a central part of our children`s lives. It`s amazing to see our coaches praying with and pouring into our children. Lastly, the diversity of the students was a huge selling point for us. We have students from all different backgrounds and all over the world. It is a good representation of the real world. We purposely chose Ben Lippen for all it has to offer and are grateful that the Lord directed us here many years ago.
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