Black Hills Children's Home

  • Black Hills Children's Home provides a home, school, and therapy for children, primarily ages 4-13, with emotional and behavioral problems.
  • The majority of children have a history of abuse and neglect.
  • Foster care and adoption services are provided for children who are unable to return to their birth families.
  • Black Hills Children's Home also provides emergency shelter services and counseling for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.
  • Specializes in the education and treatment of children with emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Provides a highly structured setting with a 1:6 teacher to student ratio.
  • Masters level therapy staff provide individual, group and family therapy.
  • Initial assessment includes psychiatric evaluation, psychological evaluation, educational testing, family/social assessment, abuse assessment, therapeutic activities assessment, and speech/language screening.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeBlack Hills Children's Home Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in South Dakota is $3,029 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).