God has established Zion Lutheran School and Preschool for these reasons: To share the Gospel, to provide Christian education, to worship and serve, to accept and encourage, and to put teamwork into action.
Zion's Guiding Principles provide an environment for children to discover, develop, and use their God-given talents to His glory; partner with parents in leading their children into successful, useful and purposeful living; maintain the highest standards of elementary school education integrated with, and related to, the teachings of God's Word and develop the kind of character which will make the graduates of our school Christian leaders in the church and world.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 164 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Zion Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Dakota for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
164 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Zion Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is based on membership and community rate

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Fine Arts program

School Notes

  • God has established Zion Lutheran School and Preschool for these reasons: To share the Gospel, to provide Christian education, to worship and serve, to accept and encourage, and to put teamwork into action. Zion's Guiding Principles provide an environment for children to discover, develop, and use their God-given talents to His glory; partner with parents in leading their children into successful, useful and purposeful living; maintain the highest standards of elementary school education integrated with, and related to, the teachings of God's Word and develop the kind of character which will make the graduates of our school Christian leaders in the church and world.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 164 students
  • Average class size: 20 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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