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

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
66 responses
Average ACT
27
24 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Winterim
    30%
  • Fair day
    17%
  • Breakout groups/Chapels
    15%
  • Homecoming!!
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Family Group
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    20%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students

    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.16 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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.14 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

    Ben Lippen School Reviews

    76 reviews
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    Ben Lippen is truly a leader in Christian education. Many friends have students at other Columbia area private schools and the Chritian leadership at Ben Lippen is what sets us apart. My children love their school, teammates, faculty and staff! Likewise, the love, care, and concern is reciprocal! Ben Lippen fosters an inclusive environment that supports everyone recognizing his/her own talents and gifts. The students sincerely recognize what an important part he/she is to the Ben Lippen family. Students genuinely help and support each other. The academic curriculum is challenging and there are a wide variety of class choices to support many interests.... from the arts to the sciences, to technoloigy options, etc. We love Ben Lippen and have been blessed! We are 120% certain that Ben Lippen has been the best option for our children- academically, socially, and spiritually.
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    I just finished my Junior year here, and I can say that Ben Lippen is a special place. I’ve been here since the start of the second semester of my sophomore year, and so much has changed for the better since then. We are currently updating our facilities (including a brand new tech and arts center!) and adding more programs for high school classes. Our athletes are very dedicated and “family”-oriented, and is just a great atmosphere to be in. Our teachers really do care about the students personal, spiritual and academic growth, and are great at what they do. Ben Lippen is a great school overall, and I can personally say that any student that visits will feel welcomed the second they step on our campus!
    Our family is so thankful that we are able to have our child at Ben Lippen. It feels like we are dropping him off with family every school morning. He is so loved, safe, and comes home every day excited about learning. The teachers are just incredible! We are so thankful he can academically thrive in a place that also teaches him about our Lord and Savior. What an incredible blessing Ben Lippen is to our family!