Bethesda :Lutheran School and Early Learning Center is a Christian school serving children ages 3-Grade 3. Its mission statement is "Partnering with families to share the love of Jesus and provide an excellent Christ-centered education." It is accredited by National Lutheran Schools Accreditation and the State of South Dakota. TheChild Care is licensed by South Dakota Department of Social Services.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Students: 34 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,100
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Bethesda Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia
Year Founded
1980

Student Body

Total Students
34 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Bethesda Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is Kindergarten – Grade 3 - Registration fee $100 Member Tuition: $155/month Non-member Tuition: $310/month Preschool tuition Registration fee $225 and $200 a month
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • Preschool for children ages 3-5 is available from 8:00 - 12:00.  Accredited by National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
  • School year Child Care services are available from 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. and again from 12:00 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $4.00 per hour.
  • Weekly & monthly rates are available. Child Care is also available all day on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
  • Child Care and Enrichment services are available during the summer.
  • Child Care is licensed by the South Dakota Department of Social Services 
  • Charges are incurred for the full hour regardless of how much of the hour the child is in attendance.If a child is picked up after 5:30 p.m., a fee of $5 per every 15 minutes late will be charged at the time of pick-up.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Students: 34 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,100
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in South Dakota is $3,644 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Dakota is 97% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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