Ben Lippen Stories

The Lyons Family

Why did you choose Ben Lippen School instead of another public or private school? I have always struggled with not feeling called to homeschool my children because I know that they are in a formidable age where learning about the Lord both in story and concept is very important. I grew up in Columbia and enjoyed the public school SO much, but I desired for them to receive a quality education that wasn’t just connected to our faith but centered on our faith. Ben Lippen brings a quality educational environment and builds their curriculum around the children learning in light of the Lord’s sovereignty, power, and love.

What has made the Pre-K4 class so special for your child? This was the first time my son was in a full-time school class. He certainly is not an extroverted child and despite being very academically successful, socially, he has struggled to connect with other children. The Pre-K4 teachers and administrators have been so patient and helpful in guiding my child, and they have done so with the grace and love that only comes from Christ.

What campus do your children attend and what makes that campus unique and special to your family? SAR; this campus was our first choice because it’s a smaller campus with only elementary age children. Having a focused community where they can go deep in relationship with others was very attractive to us.

Has Ben Lippen School lived up to your expectations? 100%; the discipleship of the older children and the increasing expectation of faith application is VERY important to us and was something we didn’t even know would be so impactful.

How has BLS helped your child thrive? Andrew has grown so much in the last year. He has developed some deep friendships that he looks forward to.

What advice would you give families who are considering Ben Lippen School? Let’s be honest, tuition at any private school is going to be a financial sacrifice for any family, but I have not once this year regretted that decision. The benefits and purpose of the educational experience at Ben Lippen is worth every penny.

What do your children like best about Ben Lippen School? They have loved their teachers and have developed sweet friendships that I am hoping will continue to develop as they grow and learn. The relationships in a community of little disciples is honestly what they talk about non-stop.

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