Back in 1940, Ben Lippen School, the leading Christian school in the United States, was founded. Its founder will be the board of trustees of the famous Columbia International University, the original appointment - the men's evangelical boarding school. The school was originally located in North Carolina, in the small town of Asheville, but after a large-scale fire (1988), the campus was moved to Colombia and today occupies part of the Columbia University (100 acres near a small quiet lake).
Today, effective and balanced educational programs of several levels are offered here:
The total number of students reaches 350 people, about 24% of them permanently reside on the campus in a boarding house. Foreign students are quite extensively represented - they make up a quarter (25%) of all pupils and are citizens of 11 countries of the world. On average, up to 16 students are involved in one class, and the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. All teachers and educators are pious Christians, servants of the Lord, whose main goal is the full spiritual, social and academic education of children in accordance with the covenants and values of Jesus Christ, about half of them have master's and academic degrees. In Ben Lippen School not only prepare students for admission to colleges and universities, but also active, social, independent life, to the embodiment of their vocation. Much attention is paid not only to the academic and physical, but also to the spiritual, value development of children: the skill of critical thinking, communication and cooperation with representatives of different cultures is improved, a truly Christian worldview, respect and acceptance of God's truth as the fundamental value of all life is formed.