Top 5 Best Rapid City Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 11 private schools serving 1,919 students in Rapid City, SD (there are 29 public schools, serving 12,422 public students). 13% of all K-12 students in Rapid City, SD are educated in private schools compared to the SD state average of 9%.
The best top ranked private schools in Rapid City, SD include St. Thomas More High School, St. Elizabeth Seton School and Rapid City Christian School.
The average acceptance rate is 90%, which is lower than the South Dakota private school average acceptance rate of 97%.
82% of private schools in Rapid City, SD are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod).

Top Ranked Rapid City Private Schools (2022-23)

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
| 239 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
| 421 students
St. Thomas More High School
(Catholic)
300 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-8484
Grades: 9-12
| 376 students
Zion Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
4550 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-5749
Grades: PK-5
| 164 students
Black Hills Children's Home
Special Education School
24100 S Rockerville Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 343-5422
Grades: PK-8
| 54 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-4
| 63 students
2225 E Saint Patrick St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 343-2980
Grades: K-5
| 75 students
Rapid City Lutheran Elementary - 01
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
4550 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-5749
Grades: PK-5
| 159 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
| 158 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota 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
4905 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-8265
Grades: PK-6
| 120 students

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