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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
7401 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Telephone
(803) 807-4000
Organization Memberships
TABS

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,270
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$37,380
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Ben Lippen School

Ben Lippen School is a highly-rated, private, boarding, Christian school located in Columbia, South Carolina. It has over 750 students in grades Pre-K through 12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1.

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.

Ben Lippen School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
48 responses
Average ACT
27
22 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Winterim
    32%
  • Fair day
    21%
  • Breakout groups/Chapels
    18%
  • Homecoming!!
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • theatre productions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
747
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

Ben Lippen School Reviews

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My son's first year at Ben Lippen School has been amazing! From our initial visit, the presence of God was evident, with the students and faculty. Our son is receiving a Christ-centered education from a faculty that exhibits daily how much they care about his development: academically, spiritually, and socially. If we chose one word to describe Ben Lippen, it would be family. Observing how students, parents, and the staff interact, genuine care and love is evident. The peace we feel knowing our son is at Ben Lippen is immeasurable. He is being prepared for success, while living a Godly life. Send your child(ren) to Ben Lippen will be the best decision you make; it has been for us!
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Ben Lippen is a Christ-centered school with high academics. Our family is very pleased with the education. In addition to the challenging curriculum, we love how the faculty and staff pour biblical truth into our children. They pray for, and pray with the students on a daily basis. They also have a strong athletics program and fine arts program. With 100% college acceptance rate, 2016 SAT scores averaging 1390 (in the top quartile) and 20% of the 2016 seniors receiving the Palmetto Fellow, they ARE preparing the students. This year we had 5 National Merit Finalists! I highly recommend Ben Lippen!
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.