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Who is Ben Lippen?

A community of like minded believers

Ben Lippen is a Pre-K3 - 12th grade Christian Independent School that fully prepares your student for college and beyond, ready to impact and influence the world according to his or her unique gifts.

The original Ben Lippen in Asheville, NC.

Ben Lippen is not a person, but a way of life.

In 1940, Columbia Bible College (CBC) founded a conference center and boarding school in the mountains near Asheville, N.C. The college chose a Scottish phrase, “ben lippen,” meaning “Mountain of Trust” as the name of the site. Today, as we look back through Ben Lippen School’s history, it remains our desire to trust the Lord and to impart that trust to our students.

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At Ben Lippen School, we want to provide extraordinary opportunities in an inspiring educational environment.

Carefully Planned Curriculum

As our students move from pre-school to grade 12, we have an end goal in mind: to fully prepare your student for college and beyond, ready to impact and influence the world according to his or her unique gifts. 

Our philosophy of learning includes well-designed curriculum (constructed with the end in mind); learner-centered instruction; proven, effective teaching methodologies and an attitude of life-long learning add up to authentic learning and a well-educated child. 

Education Built On Christ-Centered Values.


At Ben Lippen, we prioritize Jesus’ charge to make disciples. Discipleship, put simply, is following Jesus and intentionally helping others to do the same. 

Spiritual Life


Students explore and develop their God-given talents and skills in order to be prepared for success in the arts, life, and service to God.

Fine arts


Push yourself and grow as a Student-athlete who are encouraged to WIN on the scoreboard, WIN in life, and WIN for eternity.



Ben Lippen takes a holistic educational approach with a focus on the 4 A’s: academics, arts, athletics, and attitude (spiritual life).


Helping Students Thrive

Our goal is to provide an overall excellent program across the 4 A’s – Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Attitude (Spiritual Life) with the Living Curriculum of our faculty and staff. We will continue to invest in faculty, programs, and facilities that inspire and inform the learning experience.

A Ben Lippen Graduate:

is armed with an intimate knowledge of who God is, is personally committed to living a life centered on Jesus, and desires continued growth in Christ-like character.

is prepared to thrive, in college and beyond, striving for excellence in all areas of life, taking responsibility for personal choices, and displaying a humble, teachable spirit.

is comfortable in multicultural environments and equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to impact and lead in global ministries and marketplaces.

understands that service is a tangible expression of God’s love and that true joy is found when we live to bless others.

maintains an eternal perspective and does not shrink back from utilizing the gifts and talents given by God to further His mission.

instinctively seeks Christian community in future life stages having experienced genuine love, acceptance, encouragement, and accountability as a part of the Ben Lippen family.