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South Carolina

Number of Students

800 (27% international)

SAT Average




Ben Lippen School

Private Boarding School – Columbia , South Carolina

Ben Lippen School educates Pre K through 12th grade students and encourages students  to pursue development of their interests and talents. High expectations and rigorous academics urge students to think critically and analytically - skills that are required for the 21st century. The curriculum provides an accelerated education including Honors and Advanced Placement courses complimented by foreign languages, computer courses, and a number of other electives. Ben Lippen also offers a wide array of opportunities in athletics, the arts, music, and English as a Second Language.

For the past 25 years, Ben Lippen has shared a beautiful campus with Columbia International University. The 100 acre campus includes 3 science labs, a band/music studio, the gymnasium, rugby/football/softball fields, and the track.

Sports and Arts
Ben Lippen is focused on improving and expanding their athletic program into a new era of athletic excellence. In 2016 a great deal of Ben Lippen’s varsity players made it to the North-South All-star games in baseball, soccer, and softball. In the arts program the current areas of focus are the visual arts, music, and drama; international students are encouraged to explore and develop talents within each focus.

Dormitories and Student Life
Residence houses are family style homes staffed by house parents with one house parent for every 16 students and two students per room. The student rooms offer a telephone in each suite, wireless broadband internet connection and satellite television.

Ben Lippen School is located in Columbia.

Area population: 133,358
Town website: City of Columbia

Starting Dates:
Estimated Start Date: Mid-August
Estimated End Date: May

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students

800 (27% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

100 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Chorus
  • Guitar
  • Painting and Sculpture
  • Technical Theater
  • Worship Band
  • Yearbook

AP Courses

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Band
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Chess
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Missionary
  • National Honor Society
  • Retreats
  • Special Interest
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Government
  • Weightlifting
  • Worship
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Air Force Academy, Anderson College, Boston University, Bryan College, Calvin College, Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Columbia International University, Cornell University, Covenant College, DePaul University, Eastern Nazarene College, Eastman School of Music, Georgia Institute of Technology, Greensboro College, James Madison University, King College, Lee University, Le Tourneau University, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Michigan State University, Midlands Technical College, Nor thwestern University, Pensacola Christian College, Presbyterian College, Rutgers University, Taylor University, The Citadel, University of Michigan, University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, Washington University, Westmont University, Wheaton College, Wingate University, Winthrop University, Wofford College

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Local airport – Columbia Airport, International airport – Charlotte International Airport
For Details Visit Website: Ben Lippen School

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