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Number of Students

382 (27% international)

SAT Average




Ben Lippen School

Private Boarding School – Columbia , South Carolina

Established in 1940, Ben Lippen is a college preparatory, evangelical Christian school with both day and boarding students. Ben Lippen is located in Columbia, the capital of the State of South Carolina. Columbia is a city of 500,000 inhabitants and is the home to five colleges/universities. Shopping malls are readily available. The Riverbanks Zoo located in Columbia was recently rated in the top 10 zoos in the nation.

The name of the school is derived from a Scottish phrase meaning “Mountain of Trust,” and is indicative of the significance of the responsibility assumed when teachers begin the task of educating young people. The resident program is an important aspect of Ben Lippen School. The potential for spiritual growth and emotional maturity is tremendous in an atmosphere of support, cooperation and mutual respect.

Academic and Sport Facilities
Classroom buildings, three science labs, computer labs, art room, band/music room, gymnasium, football stadium, soccer stadium, baseball field, softball field, track.

Dormitories and School Residences
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.

Starting Dates:
Fall Semester: Mid August, Spring Semester: Beginning of January

Other Services Offered

  • Academic progress reports
  • Airport transfer service
  • Orientation and assistance in acquiring books and materiak
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • help with travel during holidays
  • Social progress reports when needed

School Facts

Number Of Schools In District

Student Population


Number of Students

382 (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

  • French
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • Art
  • Choir
  • Music

AP Courses

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


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • 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
  • Service
  • Special Interest
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • Student Government
  • Weightlifting
  • Worship
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Air Force Academy, Anderson College, Asbury college, Belhaven College, Berry College, Boston University, Bryan College, Calvin College, Carnegie Mellon University, Carthage College, Cedarville College, Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Columbia International University, Cornell University, Covenant College, DePaul University, Eastern Nazarene College, Eastman School of Music, Erskine College, Florida Southern College, Furman University, Gardner-Webb College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Greensboro College, James Madison University, King College, Lee University, LeTourneau University, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Michigan State University, Midlands Technical College, North Carolina State University, North Greenville College, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois 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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