Grades 9-12

High School at SFLS

Faithful Education That Guides a Lifetime

The high school years are pivotal, for you and your son or daughter. You want to do the best for your teenager, to make sure they’re prepared — academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. You want them to be encouraged and nurtured at school, have a home away from home, and feel like they belong.

At Sioux Falls Lutheran School, we know each student by name and are deeply invested in their success. We are passionate about partnering with families and the church to raise strong leaders and lifelong learners who are ready and willing to support others. Our students graduate equipped to confidently use their God-given gifts to touch a troubled world with God’s grace: World Ready, Faith Secure.

Discover how Sioux Falls Lutheran School can prepare your teenager for college and life beyond high school.

Academic Offerings
College & Carrer Prep
High School Culture
School Safety

Ready to learn more?

Connect with our admissions team at or 605-335-1923.

Robust Academics

Our rich and challenging liberal arts program is designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It includes English and language arts, math, history, theology, and science, hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art STEM lab, and a personal finance course. Additionally, Chromebooks are issued to all high schoolers, and a number of dual-credit courses are available online through local universities.

Engaging Electives & Extracurriculars

We incorporate art, music, physical education, and Spanish into the high school experience. Students can also take part in more unique electives, such as career and technical education, life skills, film studies, forensics, data science, and more. Service projects, coding hours, National Honor Society, and chess club are a few other offerings available.

Invested Faculty & Staff

Thanks to our intimate school atmosphere, your child won’t fall through the cracks. SFLS teachers deliver innovative lessons and encourage students to actively participate in classroom instruction. They also lead thoughtful discussions and facilitate hands-on learning, providing one-on-one support when needed.

Athletics for All Students

At SFLS, students have the opportunity to participate in multiple extracurriculars thanks to our small school environment. Engaging in a variety of activities helps our student athletes develop well-rounded skills, build confidence, and learn to be positive role models in the school community. Available athletics include volleyball, cross country, 9-man football, basketball, powerlifting, track and field, golf, and sideline cheer. In addition, athletes will soon benefit from our new 4,700 square foot fitness center, which is currently under construction.

Excellence in Music & Theatre

Music ensembles including band, choir, orchestra, and praise band rehearse during the school day, while extracurriculars like marching band take place before and after school. Private music lessons are also available during the day for an additional fee. Many of our student musicians qualify for special events, such as All-State band, choir, and orchestra, as well as honor ensembles. Our theatre group, which hosts multiple productions throughout the year and an all-school musical every other year, has qualified for state one-act competitions since 2020.

Searching for the right Christian education for your high schooler?

Learn more about how we develop students to be capable Christian servant-leaders.

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College and Career Preparation

Our recent graduates earned a composite average ACT score of 26.7, compared to the average score in South Dakota of 21.6, so it’s no surprise that 100% of our graduates who decide to pursue college after graduation receive at least one scholarship. Many of our high schoolers go on to study at Concordia University, Nebraska; University of Sioux Falls; Dakota State University; community college; or tech school. 

Here is how we guide students down the path that best meets their career and life goals:

9th Grade

Excellent Christ-centered academics and extracurriculars

10th Grade

Creative, impactful programs on a state-of-the-art campus

11th Grade

Nurturing faculty aligned with school purpose, faith, and vision

12th Grade

Intimate classes that meet the needs of the whole child — mind, body, and spirit

As our kids have entered the middle and high school years, we’ve realized that the other Christian voices in their lives are getting more and more important. So just understanding all the great Christian people around here—the Christian role models and influencers—that would not just be allowed to speak into their lives, but encouraged each and every day to talk to them about their relationship with Jesus was too much for us to pass up.

— Dave, SFLS Parent

Culture of Care and Collaboration

High schoolers have the chance to experience serving others firsthand as leaders in our school community by working and interacting with students at every grade level.

Chapel leadership:

High school students help our pastors guide the student body through weekly worship by reading scripture, providing special music, and making announcements at chapel. 

Child care support:

Our before and after school program, Eagle Care, accepts applications from interested high schoolers who would like to work on campus.

School activities:

Participation in school-wide special events, service projects, and fundraisers provide other opportunities for high school students to engage as servant-leaders.

Safety Extending Beyond Buildings

Our teachers and faculty value their relationships with students and are dedicated to creating a safe space for each child to share any issues and concerns they’re experiencing. This relationship extends to high school parents, too, with collaboration and communication being key.

Additionally, through the study of God’s word and our intentional focus on helping students develop conflict resolution and reconciliation skills, we are able to promote healthy dynamics and relationships as well as foster emotional and spiritual safety.

Our faculty and staff are trained on a variety of internal procedures to safeguard all students under their supervision, and our new state-of-the-art campus was designed with safety in mind. There are always members of the leadership team at school entry points during high traffic times, and visitors must check in at the front office with school staff.

See for Yourself What Sets Us Apart

Schedule a visit and see firsthand why high school families choose Sioux Falls Lutheran School.

Contact our admissions team at or (605) 335-1923.