They are a Christian, international preparatory school with more than 800 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grade. Ben Lippen School seeks to glorify God by educating students from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ and by assisting the family and church in equipping students spiritually, academically, socially, and physically under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
A Scottish phrase meaning “Mountain of Trust,” Ben Lippen School was founded in 1940 by the Columbia International University (CIU) board of trustees under the guidance of CIU’s first president, Robert C. McQuilkin. The evangelical boarding school for boys was located at CIU’s Ben Lippen Conference Center on a mountain near Asheville, NC.
A Christian prep school in Columbia, SC serving students Pre-K through 12th grade with a focus on academics, attitude (spiritual life), arts, and athletics.
Ben Lippen School’s vision is to be the premier Christian school in the Southeast identified by its intentional discipleship of students, varied college preparatory academic offerings, dynamic fine arts department, and competitive athletic program.
Ben Lippen takes a holistic educational approach with a focus on the 4 A’s: academics, arts, athletics, and attitude
Ben Lippen School admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. BLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship program, athletic or school-administered programs.