A
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
    B
Address
7401 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
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Telephone
(803) 807-4000
Organization Memberships
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,630
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)
$45,580
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
35 responses
Average ACT
28
18 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Winterim
    31%
  • Fair day
    23%
  • Breakout groups/Chapels
    19%
  • Homecoming!!
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • theatre productions
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
735
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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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!
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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.
We are new to Ben Lippen and placed much thought and prayer into where we would transfer our girls. We wanted an environment that supported our morals and values, a challenging and competitive curriculum, and a "family" that would embrace us and our children. Ben Lippen has proven to be a perfect match!