Future Projects

Center For Life Impact


Cost: $4,500,000

More and more families are seeking the academically rigorous education grounded in biblical truth that Ben Lippen provides, yet we are at capacity in most grade levels. This means we are in critical need of a large flex space where our extraordinary community can gather, grow, and flourish. Ben Lippen’s next building project, the Center for Life Impact, would serve as a central hub for communication in preventing us from turning away students and families who desire the impact of a Kingdom education.

Facility Details:
The 9,500-square-foot Center for Life Impact will enhance the Ben Lippen experience by providing:

  • six additional classrooms,
  • large community flex space for student, parent, teacher, and alumni meetings and events,
  • recreation, fellowship, and study space for international and day students,
  • opportunities for teacher/student connection outside of the classroom,
  • dedicated alumni area with a historical display of our long, rich heritage,
  • safe and supervised area for students awaiting pick up, and
  • office space for student resources, such as academic advising, college counseling, accommodations, and student discipleship.
Your gift will help make this dream a reality.

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Softball - STOCK

Cost: $225,000

Description: Lights, batting cage, field improvement, bleachers, and windscreen.

Why is this needed:  

Improvements to the field would allow games to start later in the evening instead of disrupting classroom instructional time. We would also be able to host playoff games and tournaments in addition to generating revenue from gates and rentals.

Direct Impact: Ben Lippen believes in excellence in all areas. Updating the field would set a stage of excellence for our girls’ softball program in addition to creating a safe environment for students to play and practice in the evening.

Cost: $750,000

Description: 6 lighted tennis courts with bleachers

Why is this needed: 

Our boys and girls tennis teams currently have to travel 20 minutes daily for practice, resulting in wear and tear on our bus fleet and inconvenient pick-up for parents. Rental fees run $7,000 a year, and our home court is not branded.

The updated courts have a host of benefits for students and the athletic reputation of the school. Having lights would provide a safe place on campus for students to compete. Rather than having to travel so far for practices and matches, an on-campus facility would increase student participation as well as allow us to host SCISA tournaments and generate additional revenue through USTA. Having this space would also boost community outreach opportunities.

 

 Direct Impact: 

On-campus tennis courts not only serves our present players, but would also introduce the sport to younger students. Lower school students would have an opportunity to visit and learn more about tennis, as would parents, potential familes, and the surrounding community.

 

For Information Contact :
Shannon Glenn
Athletic Director
(803) 807-4198
shannon.glenn@benlippen.com

Cost: $750,000

Description: 10,000 sq. feet, full-size court, 2 locker rooms, 2 bathrooms

Why is this needed:

Enhancing our athletic program starts with a space for all fall and winter sports to practice. This building would save time and money by decreasing the need for off-site facility rentals and eliminate the need to travel off-campus for practice. The needs of our players, coaches, and fans are also essential–the auxillary gymnasium would provide more locker rooms, restrooms, and additional space so practice can continue in the case of inclement weather.

Direct Impact:

This building provides a space for both academic and community purposes. PE teachers can host additional classes, and after-school Youth Development programs, as well as community events, can take place here.

 

For Information Contact :
Shannon Glenn
Athletic Director
(803) 807-4198
shannon.glenn@benlippen.com

Cost: Start-Up Cost (all rough estimates): $1 million

  • Long-range plan for ~2300 sq ft greenhouse: $60,000
  • Completed)Initial chicken incubation supplies and coops for two campuses: $1,000
  • Starter greenhouses for two campuses: $10,000
  • (Completed) Planters for third campus: $150
  • Fencedin garden and coop: $1,000
  • Pollinator houses (3 total): $150
  • Bird Houses (3-6 total): $150-300
  • Aquaponics supplies: $500, and
  • Daily maintenance, feed, and tools: $50 a month.

Description: The goal of the project is to create a facility to teach conservation of God’s creation through our STEM program.

The space would include a variety of learning opportunities for students, including:

  • A greenhouse with traditional plants and aquaponics,
  • A small fenced-in farm area with plants and a chicken coop with free-range chickens,
  • Pollinator houses to increase biodiversity,
  • Bird Houses for observing native species,
  • Goats to prevent overgrowth,
  • Greenhouses, planters, pollinator houses, and birdhouses at SAR and NE,

Why was it needed: Creating a STEM conservation facility would provide Ben Lippen students with a unique, hands-on experience with caring for God’s creation.  This facility will allow students to experience nature under the guidance of experienced faculty and master teachers from the community. A conservation facility will add value to Ben Lippen’s varied college preparatory academic offerings. Ultimately, this opportunity will show students how to impact others for Christ through conservation. 

Direct Impact: Experiencing the natural world will provide students with the opportunity to interact with living things, appreciate God’s purposeful design of nature, provide life skills, promote teamwork and positive interaction with peers, expose students to potential career opportunities, and gain an appreciation for the natural world that they will carry into adulthood. The students will learn how to serve others and impact the nations for Christ through conservation. Teachers will have a hands-on, enriching environment to teach standards and integrate real-life problem-solving skills into their instruction.

For Information Contact:
Kelly Davis
Development Director
(803) 807-4114
Kelly.Davis@BenLippen.com

Cost: $10 million

Description:
A state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center on Monticello Road Campus would house Fine Arts courses, art galleries, Music Academy studios, a dance studio, a recording studio, a set design and music technology lab, dressing rooms, costume and set storage facilities, and a 1,500-seat auditorium.

Why is this needed:
Ben Lippen School currently has no space large enough to house the entire student body for worship, performances, or assemblies. Adding a Performing Arts Center to the Monticello Road Campus would set Ben Lippen School apart as a leader in teaching Fine Arts from a Biblical worldview in addition to providing a professional atmosphere for our students to create music, art, and theater of the highest quality.

Direct Impact:
This building will provide dedicated rehearsal spaces for our choir, band, strings, theater, and Music Academy programs and allow us to launch a dance program. The stage and auditorium will increase the professionalism of our theater program. The location of the building on the Monticello Road campus will bring Fine Arts into the heart of the Ben Lippen community and provide middle and high school students with easier access to after-school rehearsals without having to travel to different campuses. Building a 1,500-seat auditorium will provide a space for the entire student body (PK3-12) to gather for worship, performances, and assemblies.

For Information Contact:
Kelly Davis
Development Director
(803) 807-4114
Kelly.Davis@BenLippen.com

Cost: $1 million

Description: A top-of-the-line Iron Turf field is considered an industry-leading field in safety and durability. 

 Why is this needed:  

This would put us on the same playing field as competitors who already use this facility. The year-round, maintenance-free surface would enable us to expand our offerings and add new programs in addition to hosting summer camps, after-school youth development, and increased community engagement. The field would also make and save money by generating new revenue and decreasing annual maintenance costs.

Direct Impact: A field like this would allow Ben Lippen to have a “Best in Class” facility and provide our community with a surface that is accessible 24/7, 365. In addition, our student athletes will have experience playing on a surface of the highest caliber to prepare them for college and beyond.

For Information Contact:
Shannon Glenn
Athletic Director
(803) 807-4198
shannon.glenn@benlippen.com

Cost: $6 million

Description: 50,000 Sq. foot state-of-the-art turf multi-sport practice facility 

Why is this needed:  

A new rentable practice space that houses a full court for volleyball and basketball, in addition to a turf-lined field for soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, and softball, would serve as the new home of the AD office, a golf simulator, storage space, and locker rooms.

Direct Impact:

An indoor space allows students from multiple teams to practice year-round, no matter the weather. Instead of paying for an off-site facility, we can rent out this space when not being used.

For Information Contact:
Shannon Glenn
Athletic Director
(803) 807-4198
shannon.glenn@benlippen.com

Cost: $500,000

Description: Originally built in 1988, the gym has hosted many beloved games and teams. However, it needs a little love. A renovation gives us an opportunity to serve three sports in the following order: football, soccer, and lacrosse.

Why is this needed

To keep with the times, we need to paint and brand the facilities, including the walls and floors. New stadium bleachers would increase seating capacity to allow for families and visitors to watch our students play. Two new video score boards would help keep track of points, and acoustic tiles and a new audio system would provide an enhanced viewing experience.

Direct Impact

With a growing student body comes larger crowds and the need for more space, including space to host tournaments and play-offs. Once modernized, the gym could also be used as a showcase location to increase rental revenue.

For Information Contact :
Shannon Glenn
Athletic Director
(803) 807-4198
shannon.glenn@benlippen.com

If you have questions about future projects, please contact Kelly Davis, Development Director at (803) 807-4114 or Kelly.Davis@BenLippen.com.