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Ben Lippen School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina, Ben Lippen School has more than a dozen AP courses to choose from. Students can graduate as “Innovative Scholars,” an academic option with tracks in robotics, pre-engineering, or pre-business. The school’s partnership with Columbia International University offers students several dual enrollment courses. Ben Lippen School has a low international student population, giving international students an immersive experience.
Ben Lippen School shares a campus and amenities with Columbia International University. The 100 acre campus includes three science labs, a band/music studio, a gymnasium, and several athletic fields. In August of 2018, Ben Lippen completed construction on its brand new 8-lane, Olympic-quality running track.
SPORTS AND ARTS
The Ben Lippen School offers various sports in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. In 2019, the Track and Field Team won the South Carolina Independent School State Championship.
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.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Ben Lippen awarded 55 National Merit Scholars in the last 20 years, four of whom were in 2017. Both the football and cross country teams have won state championships in the past three seasons.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Boarding students live in family-style cabins staffed by house parents. Each suite has a telephone, wireless internet connection, and television. Students are integrated into Columbia International University’s campus, sharing the dining hall and other amenities.
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- K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 100 acres Campus Size
- 12% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size22
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsRobotics, pre-engineering, and pre-business academic learning tracks
Accepting Students in Grades8, 9, 10, 11, 12
ELTiS Minimum200 (9th/10th)
TOEFL Minimum60(Grade 11) 70(Grade 12th)
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Semester Programs are only available in the spring
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