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Family Spotlight: The Chakides family

This spotlight features Maria and Johnny Chakides, their daughter, and their son, JC, a 7th grade student at Ben Lippen.

What do you love about Ben Lippen School?

We love the environment that embraces both the spiritual and academic needs combined together to provide the perfect balance for classroom learning and growing.


Why did you choose Ben Lippen for your child?

Our niece had recently graduated from BL, so we were very familiar with what a wonderful school this was. We finally took the leap over when we realized that our child’s spiritual growth was just as important as his academics, and that we believed he could thrive in a healthier and safer environment than what the public school could provide. Additionally- the abundance of sports and athletic programs have offered such wonderful opportunities for our son to participate in.


In what ways have you seen your child grow in his faith as a result of his experience at Ben Lippen?

We’ve seen vast changes in the way our son prays and how his faith and belief has strengthened through his time here. There is a peace he has now that comes from his conviction for Jesus.


What is one word that you would use to describe the Ben Lippen experience?



What would you tell other parents to encourage them to enroll their child at Ben Lippen School?

If you are looking for a community that will challenge your student with a loving, positive view of the world while holding true to our Christian faith and values, then look no further.

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