Columbia, South Carolina | Founded in 1940


Small classroom sizes allow teachers to focus on each students strengths and weaknesses and use appropriate strategies to help them excel. The dedicated teachers at the Army and Navy academy recognize that each student learns differently and that the end of class time does not mean the end of learning. They are committed to teaching until the lesson is learned weather that be after school or during evening study hall. The students also have the chance to interact with their teachers on different levels as they participate in different clubs and sports together.In addition to their core curriculum, students are also exposed to visual arts, drama and music. Students at the Academy will learn to become self motivated individuals in a structured and carefully planned learning environment. Graduates of the academy have gone on to Universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, etc.



Ben Lippen is located in historic Columbia, South Carolina. It is a 15 minute drive to a number of attractions where students can learn about art or catch a concert at the fascinating Columbia Museum of Art, the Kroger Center for the Arts, or the famous Finlay Park. There are also 5 major colleges and universities in the immediate area.