Why did you make the switch to Ben Lippen School? We switched from homeschooling to Ben Lippen because my work schedule became too busy to try to balance both. We chose Ben Lippen because we knew the values and worldview taught at school would be consistent with what we are teaching at home.
Was there anything specific about Ben Lippen that influenced your decision? My husband and I are alumni. The testimonies of friends whose children were in the elementary school was also an influencing factor.
What made 5th grade special for your child? I really started to see my fifth grader become more independent and responsible to work on homework and projects at home on her own. Camp Sewee was a special time to bond with teachers and classmates. There is a lot of group work, and my child has started to notice her strengths and weaknesses as well as those of others and also how working together as a group creates great results.
Which campus do your children attend and what makes that campus unique and special to your family? Monticello Road. All of the teachers and staff are such a blessing to our family. So encouraging and uplifting. They have been a huge support to our family over the past year as we walked the road of fostering a child we hoped to adopt, and then losing that child. The teachers see so much promise in our children even when we can’t!
Has Ben Lippen lived up to your expectations? Far exceeded our expectations. I am always amazed at the creativity and intentionality that the teachers possess. I appreciate the way they tie in biblical lessons into each subject so that the time my children are investing has eternal value.
How has BLS helped your children thrive? From an academic standpoint, they have helped us identify areas of weakness and given suggestions of ways to work with our child individually. From a social and emotional aspect, the teachers are so good at being aware of dynamics between other children and helping them grow in the fruits of the spirit.
What advice would you give families who are considering Ben Lippen School? It will be a blessing not only to your children, but also to you as a parent. Consider the amount of awake hours they are spending at school and how important the nurturing environment is in their development
What do your children like best about Ben Lippen School? Their teachers and friends