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St. Joseph's Indian School, a residential/educational facility for Native American children and youth, is an apostolate of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Inc.
Our mission is to provide the Lakota children with an enriched and integrated living and learning environment that responds to the needs of the whole person.
It develops the skills necessary to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle through education, group home living, the development and appreciation of spirituality and culture, and the promotion of personal growth and self-esteem.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 1-8
  • Students: 154 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Joseph Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8

Student Body

Total Students
154 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
St. Joseph Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • St. Joseph's Indian School, a residential/educational facility for Native American children and youth, is an apostolate of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Inc. Our mission is to provide the Lakota children with an enriched and integrated living and learning environment that responds to the needs of the whole person. It develops the skills necessary to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle through education, group home living, the development and appreciation of spirituality and culture, and the promotion of personal growth and self-esteem.
  • St. Joseph's Indian School currently has a high school program which can serves up to 40 high school students who attend Chamberlain Public High School. However, we are in the process of expanding our high school services by building two new homes which wil be complete in the spring of 2007. The program is intended to provide social, academic, personal and spiritual support to our students. The girls' high school homes are located on campus while the boys have one home off campus in Chamberlain and one home on campus. Each home can accommodate 10 students. Currently, there are 30 students in our high school program.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 1-8
  • Students: 154 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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