Academics

Integrating Faith and Learning.

When choosing a school, what things matter to you as a parent? You may want a community where your child feels supported and cared for. At the same time, you desire a school that challenges him or her academically, but still encourages a love of learning. Maybe you value teachers who model Christian values and a curriculum woven with biblical truths.

Ben Lippen School is an accredited, college prep, private Christian school in Columbia, SC serving students from pre-K3 through 12th grade. We equip students to pursue excellence in the four As: academics, arts, athletics, and attitude (spiritual life). We believe that educating the whole child prepares graduates for college and beyond.

Education Built On Christ-Centered Values.

Biblical Worldview

We use a carefully-designed curriculum that instills a deep understanding of God’s love, encouraging each child to live a life for His glory.

Academic Rigor

Core subjects such as Bible, language arts, writing, math, science, and social studies challenge Ben Lippen students in a program that brings meaningful learning.

Nurturing Class Sizes

With class sizes ranging from 12-20 students, each child is recognized for his or her unique strengths, talents, and interests. 

Family-like Community

We welcome students to our nurturing and thriving community. At Ben Lippen, we consider you and your child a part of our family.

Preschool3-4 year olds

With centers dedicated to hands-on activities, our preschoolers are engaged through experiential learning that cultivates creativity. Your child will develop kindergarten readiness skills, while he or she is exposed to biblical truths at an early age.

Kindergarten5-6 year olds

Kindergarteners grow through our developmentally appropriate curriculum that balances structure and play. Ben Lippen’s kindergarten curriculum builds a strong literacy, math, and character-building foundation for learners.

Lower School1st-4th grade

Our academically rigorous, Christ-centered lower school program incorporates core subjects with enrichments in music, art, Spanish, P.E., technology, and library. Your child has opportunities to participate in field trips, clubs, fine art shows, and sporting events, inspiring a well-rounded learning experience.

Middle School – 5th-8th grade

Ben Lippen’s middle school program fosters a positive atmosphere where teachers are dedicated to promoting respect and healthy friendships among students. Every middle schooler can explore their God-given passions through meaningful leadership, service, interest clubs, and athletics opportunities.

High School9th-12th grade

Our college prep, Bible-based curriculum equips each high schooler for success in his or her next steps. Students can take AP and dual-credit courses, while also receiving personalized guidance on exploring college, careers, and other post-graduation goals.

Opportunities for Enrichment and Growth.

Enrichments

Ben Lippen students use their gifts and talents in arts, music, athletics, and digital creation to bring glory to God. Your child can explore enrichment opportunities that will hone skills and spark new interests.

Spiritual Life

Chapel time, Bible teachings, and devotions strengthen every student’s commitment to God’s Word. Our Jesus-centered community partners with parents to raise children to lead a life of discipleship.

Clubs and Electives

From Engineering and Robotics to Drama and Photography, clubs and electives are available for each student to cultivate his or her passions while making friends.

Spaces to Grow

Our beautiful shared spaces — the dining hall, sports fields, courts, outdoor study area, library, and chapel — enrich every student’s learning experience as he or she socializes with others.

Considering Ben Lippen School For Your Family?

We’re excited to share the many ways your child can flourish in our school. Plan a visit to learn more about Ben Lippen.