Ben Lippen School

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

High School in the US
The parking lot and main acaedmic building of one of the best high schools in South Carolina, nested near a large forest
  • Founded in


  • % of international students


  • Average Class Size


  • Student/Teacher Ratio


  • ESL Offered


  • AP Courses


  • 2 hours from Charleston
  • Nearest International Airport: CAE

Why students ♥ Ben Lippen School

“Ben Lippen” is a Scottish phrase that means “Mountain of Trust.” The school teaches students from a Christian perspective and provides a superior educational experience. At this high school in the US, students are encouraged to pursue and develop their interests and talents, while high expectations and rigor encourage them to think critically and analytically. Small class sizes and the excellent faculty allow for personalized attention for the students.


AP Courses
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • Physics B
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. History
  • World History

ESL/Support Programs

  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • College Counseling
  • TOEFL Preparation Course



Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field,  Volleyball, Wrestling


Clubs & Organizations


Chess Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Drama Club, FCA, Foreign Language Clubs, Honor Council, Math  Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Photography, Science Bowl, Student Activities, Student Government,  Theater, Yearbook, Competition Mathematics Team Robotics.


College Acceptance


Azusa Pacific, Boston College, Hamline University, George Mason University, Le High University, Kent State, Ohio, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Ohio University, Pennsylvania State University, State University of New York, The Masters’ College, University of California, Davis, University of California, Irvine, University of  Maryland, University of Miami, University of Ohio, University of San Francisco, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of  Technology, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Southern California, Duke, Boston College, University of Washington, Syracuse, Washington University in St. Louis, Penn State.

Housing and Dorms

The school offers on-campus housing in a welcoming environment. Teachers and their families also live on campus providing 24h care for the students. The dorms are beautiful, comfortable, and clean, with 2 students per room.

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.