Established in 1981, Rapid City Christian School is an independent, co-educational day school enrolling qualified students in grades six through twelve.
We exist for one purpose: to provide truly Christian schooling-strong liberal arts education integrated with a non-denominational, evangelical perspective, along with the daily cultivation of Christian discipleship.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 239 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Rapid City Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
239 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Rapid City Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(Chapel dress on chapel days)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$7500 is the cost for grades 9-12 $6000 for 8th grade and $5000 for 6th and 7th grades
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Roy Roberts
Admissions Associate
Shelli Grinager



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
National Honor Society, Student Council

Club or Organization:
Knowledge Bowl, One Act Play, Oral Interpretation, Science Bowl Team

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • Our mission is to equip children of Christian families with a sound liberal arts education framed within a biblical understanding of God and His creation, and to help nurture them in an active commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 239 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 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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