Bethesda Lutheran School

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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-3
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students34 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Bethesda Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,100
Tuition NotesTuition 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
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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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Bethesda Lutheran School is Rapid City Christian School (39.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Black Hills Children's Home (33.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rapid City
    Black Hills Children's Home
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-8 | 54 students
    33.8 miles
    24100 S Rockerville Rd
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    (605) 343-5422
    33.8 PK-8
  • Rapid City
    Grades: 6-12 | 239 students
    39.1 miles
    23757 Arena Drive
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    (605) 341-3377
    39.1 6-12
  • Rapid City
    Zion Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-5 | 164 students
    43.8 miles
    4550 S Highway 16
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 342-5749
    43.8 PK-5
  • Rapid City
    Rapid City Lutheran Elementary - 01
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-5 | 159 students
    43.9 miles
    4550 S Highway 16
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 342-5749
    43.9 PK-5
  • Rapid City
    St. Pauls Lutheran School
    St. Pauls Lutheran School Photo
    (Other Lutheran)
    Grades: PK-8 | 134 students
    45.4 miles
    835 E Fairmont Blvd
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 341-5385
    45.4 PK-8

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