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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 54 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Black Hills Children's Home ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Dakota for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
54 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
68%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Black Hills Children's Home Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The application deadline for Black Hills Children's Home is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 54 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in South Dakota is $3,735 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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