Monticello Road Campus

Ben Lippen School serves students in pre-K3 through 12th grade at its northern location at 7401 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC, 29203 on the campus of Columbia International University.

Families searching for private Christian schools in Columbia, SC, will appreciate our commitment to providing a top-notch, biblically-based education. At Ben Lippen School, you’ll find that the Christian worldview significantly impacts everything we do inside and outside the classroom.

About Northern Columbia, SC

The Monticello Road campus is located on Columbia International University’s beautiful 400-acre campus.

Just east of the Broad River in the northern part of Columbia, South Carolina, the campus offers convenient access to I-20 and is still less than a 20-minute drive from historic downtown.

Monticello Road (pre-K3 to 12th grade) is one of three Ben Lippen School locations that serves families in the Columbia, South Carolina area. We also have campuses in northeast Columbia and St. Andrews Road (pre-K3 to fourth grade).

About the Monticello Road Campus

Ben Lippen School moved the high school program to the Monticello Road location in 1988. For added convenience, shuttle service between the Monticello Road and St. Andrews/Northeast campuses is available.

Our first-class facilities include designated classroom areas for lower, middle, and high school students. The Monticello Road campus also hosts international students in resident boarding houses in a scenic wooded area surrounding a small lake.

Campus highlights include the Arts and Science Center, Caswell Athletic Center and Dining Hall, Large Group Instruction Building, and Hathaway-Weeber Athletic Complex.

Incoming Middle School Students

Whether your child already attends the Monticello Road campus, or is coming from our St. Andrews or Northeast locations, we want to help ease the transition to middle school. 

Ben Lippen School hosts a “Move Up Day” event where fourth graders spend an afternoon at the Monticello Road campus. They’ll visit middle school classrooms, tour the campus, hear from teachers and administrators, and eat in the cafeteria. We also host a Parent Night for incoming middle school families.

Questions? Navigating all of the private Christian schools in Columbia, SC, can be challenging. To find out more about Ben Lippen School’s lower school program, contact Lil Mason at or (803) 807-4111. For more information about the upper school program, contact Kelly Adams at or (803) 407-4110.

“I love Ben Lippen because you can feel the love of Jesus from every person you meet. I felt it when I was a parent here for the last four years, and now I feel it even more as part of the faculty. Everyone has a heart of service and genuinely wants to teach the heart of the students.”

Christi Williams | Fourth Grade Teacher, Monticello Road Campus

See the Monticello Road Campus

To experience Ben Lippen School’s Monticello Road campus firsthand, we encourage you to schedule a tour! Please visit the link below to get started. Tours last about 45 minutes, and parking is available for visitors. On the day of your visit, look for a personalized sign with your family’s name and balloons! has to offer at its St. Andrews Road campus!
We can’t wait to meet you!

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