Abiding Savior Academy and Preschool

A Classical Christian Culture Growing Mind, Body & Spirit.
Christ-Centered [Luke 24:27; Ephesians 1:19-23] We value being Christ-Centered as demonstrated by our belief that through faith in Christ Jesus our sins are forgiven, we are made a new creation, and we have a new relationship with God characterized by peace.
Bible-Based [Psalm 119:105; John 17:17] We value a Bible-Based world view as demonstrated by our recognition of the authority of Scripture, specifically as contained in the Old and New Testaments. We submit our lives to the Scriptures as God`s Word for us today and we view the world and our lives through the truth of Scripture.
Classical Approach - We value the Classical Approach as demonstrated by our belief in Classical education which has been practiced for more than 2,000 years as the most effective means to educate and develop the whole person.
Family-Focused [Genesis 2:23-24; Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Ephesians 5:22-6:4] We value Family-Focus as demonstrated by our belief that families are the first, best and most influential institution in the formation of the whole person.
Servant Leadership [Micah 6:8; Mark 10:43-45; 1 John 2:6; Galatians 5:22-23] We value the development of Servant Leadership by our living under the Lordship of Christ. We demonstrate Servant Leadership by loving and serving those in our homes, our churches, our communities, our nation and our world, just as Christ loved and served. We live out our witness of the Christian faith in a fallen world and in every area of life (vocation).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Abiding Savior Academy and Preschool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Dual Language Immersion Program
Secondary Immersion Language
Spanish
Year Founded
1999

Student Body

Total Students
294 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Abiding Savior Academy and Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Conservative Dress

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition Tiers by grade level
Admissions Director
Sarah Bierle
Admissions Associate
Baronica Duarte

School Notes

  • Mission Statement A Classical Christian Culture Growing Mind, Body & Spirit
  • I. Christ-Centered[Luke 24:27; Ephesians 1:19-23]We value being Christ-Centered as demonstrated by our belief that through faith in Christ Jesus our sins are forgiven, we are made a new creation, and we have a new relationship with God characterized by peace. Christ is the foundation of our lives and the assurance of our salvation, and as a response to this new identity with Him by grace through faith, we extend grace towards our fellow human beings. Our teachers, staff, and pastors endeavor to model Christ`s character as we support parents committed to raising children who know and love Jesus Christ.We envision graduates who: Value and Defend Life [Genesis 1:27] Walk in daily forgiveness of sin through Christ [Luke 7:36-50; John 1:29; Ephesians 1:7-8] Extend Christ`s forgiveness to those around them [Matthew 6:12, 18:21-22] Experience the peace and joy of being God`s children [Romans 5:1-5] Are engaged in a personal relationship and walk with Christ [John 15:1-11; Colossians 1:10] Are being fed weekly within the body of Christ [Acts 20:7; Hebrews 10:25] Are active and joyfully exercising their spiritual gifts [1 Peter 4:10]
  • II. Bible-Based[Psalm 119:105; John 17:17]We value a Bible-Based world view as demonstrated by our recognition of the authority of Scripture, specifically as contained in the Old and New Testaments. We submit our lives to the Scriptures as God`s Word for us today and we view the world and our lives through the truth of Scripture.We envision graduates who: Have a working knowledge of the Old and New Testaments and who understand the storyline that ties them together. Submitting their lives to the authority of scripture [2 Timothy 3:15-17] Engage in life-long discipleship [Jeremiah 15:16; Acts 20:32] Become life-long students of God`s Word.
  • III. Classical ApproachWe value the Classical Approach as demonstrated by our belief in Classical education which has been practiced for more than 2,000 years as the most effective means to educate and develop the whole person. We model education in the Classical method as established in the Trivium, or rather "three roads of learning" grammar, logic, rhetoric. Grammar refers to the comprehension of facts. Logic refers to the understanding of relationships among these facts. And rhetoric refers to an individual`s eloquent expression of this understanding. We establish high standards for academic rigor and excellence and our focus is upon the formation of the whole person (body, mind, spirit)We envision graduates who: Understand how God encompasses all knowledge: math, logic, literature, art, music, science, physical education, and history. Express knowledge and present reasoned arguments in a way that is both edifying to society and glorifying to God. Know our Creator by fully understanding the world around us. Express themselves in a cohesive, articulate, and persuasive manner.
  • IV. Family-Focused[Genesis 2:23-24; Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Ephesians 5:22-6:4]We value Family-Focus as demonstrated by our belief that families are the first, best and most influential institution in the formation of the whole person. We expect that parents be actively engaged in the daily education, training and discipleship of their child. We seek to foster a culture of family which welcomes and embraces God-given diversity from within our local community. In addition, we hold the expectation that families be actively engaged in a local congregation acknowledging God`s plan for nourishing and upholding the family unit.We envision graduates who: Value and honor the God-ordained institution of marriage and family Recognize the priority of family
  • V. Servant Leadership[Micah 6:8; Mark 10:43-45; 1 John 2:6; Galatians 5:22-23]We value the development of Servant Leadership by our living under the Lordship of Christ. We demonstrate Servant Leadership by loving and serving those in our homes, our churches, our communities, our nation and our world, just as Christ loved and served. We live out our witness of the Christian faith in a fallen world and in every area of life (vocation). We contribute to that which is true, good and beautiful for the benefit of our culture and to our world. And we carry out our lives before God and the world with wisdom, integrity, valor and humility.We envision graduates who: Walk humbly before God and their fellow man Use their God-given gifts with confidence in service to their neighbors and the world Are engaged in a personal relationship with Christ Walk in the joyful confidence of the forgiveness of their sins and seek to actively share the hope within them.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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