Top 3 Best Pennington County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 private schools serving 1,762 students in Pennington County, SD (there are 44 public schools, serving 16,315 public students). 10% of all K-12 students in Pennington County, SD are educated in private schools (compared to the SD state average of 9%).
The top ranked private schools in Pennington County, SD include Rapid City Christian School, Rapid City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School and St. Elizabeth Seton School.
The average acceptance rate is 90%, which is lower than the South Dakota private school average acceptance rate of 95%.
80% of private schools in Pennington County, SD are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Baptist).

Top Ranked Pennington County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Rapid City Christian School
Rapid City Christian School Photo - Girls' Tennis
(Christian)
23757 Arena Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 341-3377
Grades: 6-12
| 241 students
Rapid City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School
Rapid City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
1636 Concourse Ct
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 343-2785
Grades: K-8
| 21 students
St. Elizabeth Seton School
(Catholic)
2101 City Springs Rd Ste 100
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 716-5213
Grades: PK-5
| 396 students
St. Thomas More High School
(Catholic)
300 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-8484
Grades: 9-12
| 376 students
Black Hills Children's Home
Special Education School
24100 S Rockerville Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 343-5422
Grades: PK-7
| 43 students
Calvary Christian School
(Baptist)
4601 South Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57709
(605) 348-5175
Grades: PK-5
| 189 students
Children's House Montessori
Montessori School
3520 W Main St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 341-0824
Grades: PK-5
| 59 students
2225 E Saint Patrick St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 343-2980
Grades: K-7
| 100 students
St. Pauls Lutheran School
St. Pauls Lutheran School Photo
(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
835 E Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 341-5385
Grades: PK-8
| 174 students
Zion Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
4550 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-5749
Grades: PK-5
| 163 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Pennington County, South Dakota

Pennington County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Black Hills Lutheran Schools (Closed 2019)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
910 Wood Ave
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 721-0760
Grades: 6-12
| 16 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Pennington County, SD?
The top ranked private schools in Pennington County, SD include Rapid City Christian School, Rapid City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School and St. Elizabeth Seton School.
How many private schools are located in Pennington County, SD?
10 private schools are located in Pennington County, SD.
How diverse are private schools in Pennington County, SD?
Pennington County, SD private schools are approximately 14% minority students, which is lower than the South Dakota private school average of 19%.
What percentage of students in Pennington County, SD go to private school?
10% of all K-12 students in Pennington County, SD are educated in private schools (compared to the SD state average of 9%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Pennington County, SD?
80% of private schools in Pennington County, SD are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Baptist).

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