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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,935
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)
$40,000
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 900 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12.

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
77 responses
Average ACT
27
27 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Winterim
    29%
  • Fair day
    16%
  • Breakout groups/Chapels
    14%
  • Homecoming!!
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Family Group
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    20%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Nigeria, South Korea, Spain, 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
    923
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
    65%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $7,535
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    95%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

    Ben Lippen School Reviews

    88 reviews
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    It has always been our prayer for our children to grow up in Christian education, thankfully thus far the Lord has provided that opportunity. What prompted our move to Ben Lippen was the expansive course selection offered, not only is it challenging it’s most importantly taught with a Christian worldview. Also the numerous sports teams and fine arts program were definitely important to our family. The teachers and coaches have taken a genuine interest in seeing our children succeed. From the beginning they felt a part of the BL family. In fact, in the first few weeks we receieved several emails saying our kids had made connections with friends, were actively participating in class, etc as if they had been there for years. We have been blown away by the encouragement we have received from the staff and teachers. We wholeheartedly feel that Ben Lippen has so much to offer while unashamedly keeping Christ at the center!
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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.
    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!