Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


How long has Peace Lutheran School been operating?

The school opened in 2016. Lutheran schools have been offering excellence in Christian education in the United States since 1847.

Do you have to be a member of Peace Lutheran Church to attend the school?

No, you do not have to be a member of Peace Lutheran Church; however, worship attendance is encouraged either at Peace or your own church.

What grade levels are offered at Peace Lutheran School?

Peace offers Kindergarten through Grade 3. Children must be five years old by Sept 1 to enter kindergarten.

What hours is your school in session?

School begins each day at 8:30am and dismissal is at 3:30pm.

Is Peace Lutheran School accredited?

Peace Lutheran Elementary School is accredited with the State of South Dakota. 

What curriculum do you use?

Our Elementary School follows all the academic standards set by the State of South Dakota.  Our teachers are State Certified, and our curriculum for the basic subjects comes from the Brookings School District (Math, Language Arts, Spelling, Social Studies...).  We also have weekly classes in music and sign language.

Are field trips offered?

Field trips are offered multiple times a month.

Do you have a hot lunch program?

We offer daily hot lunch program (for additional cost); meals are prepared in our school kitchen.  Children have the option to bring a lunch from home if they would like.

Does Peace Lutheran School offer before- and after-school care?

Peace offers before-school care starting at 7:00am on school days, and after-school care is available until 6:00pm.