Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School 
Our school is a loving and caring place where the whole child is 
developed—mind, body, and soul. Our school is a place where Christian values are taught and reinforced and where students are challenged to use their God-given talents to the fullest, both as individuals and in cooperation with others. Our school provides a quality education, with high standards and high achievement, all within an environment of Christian love and concern.

Empowered by God's Word, Bethel Evangelical Lutheran School exists to assist parents in educating, encouraging and equipping children for time and eternity.

Our School Offers…
  • a Christ-centered education for students in Kindergarten through grade 8
  • a school ministry built on the bedrock of our synod's school system, the 4th largest non-public school system in the nation, with over 150 years of experience—offering a proven track record of greatly out-performing national academic standards
  • a multiage classroom setting taught by teachers uniquely trained to maximize the scholastic and social benefits of a multiage setting
  • a low student to teacher ratio

Bethel Lutheran School is officially accredited in the meaning and interpretation of the law and according to the rules and standards of the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs as established by the South Dakota Board of Education.


Students in grades 3-8 are making use of Google Chromebooks this school year at Bethel.

One of the best things a student can do to stay sharp over summer is to read. Click here for more information on summer reading loss and for some helpful links.


Bethel Lutheran School is committed to continual improvement in all areas in an effort to better carry out its mission. To guide and assist this effort, Bethel has developed a school improvement plan.