Lower School

Lower School students at Ben Lippen are exposed to both visual arts and music multiple times each week. In art class, students not only create their own works of art but are introduced to the great masters and major art movements throughout history. In music, students are given grade-level appropriate instruction in areas such as reading music and playing instruments. Special highlights of our music program include violin instruction and chorus participation.

Meet our lower school arts faculty:

Karen AttenMrs. Karen Atten
Lower School Art Teacher

Mrs. Atten is passionate about her love for the Lord and she loves teaching art! She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from the University of New York and Master of Arts degrees in Elementary Education and in Reading. Mrs. Atten and her husband, Tom, have one daughter at Ben Lippen and one daughter who recently graduated from Ben Lippen. Mrs. Atten loves seeing how God has uniquely gifted each child to be creative.

Laura Hunt

Mrs. Laura Hunt
Lower School Music Teacher

Mrs. Hunt is a graduate of Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She has served as the elementary music teacher at Excelsior Academy, New Heights School, and Arrows Academy. She is married to Jason and they have two children who attend Ben Lippen. Our lower school students learn music from Mrs. Hunt, but just as importantly, they have fun while they learn.