Project Updates – TEST

Thank you to everyone who invested in and prayed for the Cultivate Campaign. It is only because of the sacrifices made by so many that we have this opportunity to train young people in such an inspiring environment. Click the image below for a glimpse of the impact your gifts have recently made at Ben Lippen School.


Completed Capital Projects

  1. Arts and Science Center – info on website
  2. Golf Development Complex – info from TT
  3. Speed & Agility Center
  4. Dining Hall Renovation – Phase 1 and 2A
  5. Worship and Performing Arts Center Renovations
  6. 5 New classrooms
  7. Falcon Commons
  8. Lower School Playgrounds
    • SAR: playground, new flooring in the dining hall
    • NE: new campus, playground

Arts and Science Center – info on website

Description

Please enjoy this short highlight video of the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of our new Arts and Science Center.

Golf Development Complex

In Spring of 2022, Ben Lippen hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new Golf Development Complex. This professionally-designed project, which was fully funded by individual donors, allows our athletes to train in real course conditions in our own backyard. It will also be used to introduce golf as a lifelong sport in physical education classes, after school, and in summer camps. We are grateful to everyone who made this dream become a reality. Click below to see highlights from the celebration.

Speed & Agility Center

Ben Lippen Athletic’s new Falcon Fit program with two of the Southeast’s best personal trainers in our new state-of-the-art Outdoor Speed & Agility Center.
Why was it needed: An athlete must train and condition for strength, speed, and agility to reach maximum performance levels. OSP area will provide additional room to develop athletes in the area of Speed and Agility. Lateral speed, linear speed, change of direction, and footwork are all critical components of athletic performance. This center will allow our athletes to achieve a higher level of athleticism, translating into more significant individual and team performance.
Impact on students and teachers: It will allow us to expand our curriculum, add more classes and serve more students both in-season and out-of-season.

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Dining Room Renovation – Phase 1

Why was it needed: With the increase in census for all of the upper school, we need more space for students to eat lunch post Covid. Because we still serve four seatings at lunch, we needed to expand the space to provide extra room between tables while also increasing capacity. This extra space used otherwise inefficiently used space for an increased capacity of 150 dining room seats.
Impact on students and teachers: The improved space gives the campus, as a whole, the opportunity to host two separate events in the dining room at one time. This space can be used by athletic teams as well as academic groups. This space is another step of Ben Lippen School moving to upgrade facilities to the point that we don’t have a campus that looks “tired” and “run down”.

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Dining Room Renovation – Phase 2A: New Flooring, Serving Stations, Kitchen

Description: Remove all portable buffet lines and replace with new millwork with stationary buffet lines. Complete redesign of the kitchen and dish areas.
Why Was It Needed: The current equipment has been used at the school for many years. This new design will ease traffic flow, provide for a more varied menu, and provide the “WOW” aesthetics that we want to provide for our students. The re-design of the kitchen will allow for the company to prepare more food on site and create opportunities for “batch cooking”, thereby offering fresher and more nutrient-dense foods. The redesign of the dish area will create an ease of dish disposal and will keep the unsightly trash and food scraps out of the dining room while providing new equipment to provide for clean wares for serving.
Impact on students and teachers: Students and faculty will simply enjoy “an enhanced and fabulous dining experience”.

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Worship and Performing Arts Center Renovations – Stage & Lobby

Project Description: Renovating stage in Performing Arts Center to create a hardwood floor; updating paint in foyer; building shiplap wall and installing Ben Lippen seal on wall in lobby
Why is this needed? Create a safe space for students to perform during the musicals; upgrade Performing Arts Center entrance to create professional atmosphere for performances and Art Shows.
What Impact do you hope this will have on students and teachers? This allows students to build skills in acting, singing, dancing, and stagecraft in a safe, professional environment; This allows teachers to lead rehearsals in a safe, professional environment

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Lower School Playgrounds

  • SAR: Playground, new flooring in the dining hall
  • NE: New campus, playground

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