Benefits of Private Lutheran Education

  • Small class size – 10:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Fundamental skills taught in Language Arts and Math
  • Complete Primary school curriculum
  • Music, art, physical education, library, chapel,  technology, and STEM time
  • Character and life skills
  • Bible stories and prayer
  • Financial aid available
  • A caring staff and safe environment


Bethesda Lutheran School exists as part of the total ministry of Bethesda Lutheran Church,

which is to help children know Christ (Jn. 17:3) and then make Christ known (Mt. 28:19-20) through prayer,

worship, Bible Studies (2 Tim. 2:15), and service ministries (Ja. 1:27).

Therefore, Bethesda Lutheran Early Learning Center will:

Provide the best developmentally appropriate Christian education,

Be available to all children, regardless of race, creed or national origin,

Provide quality, creative learning through play, social interaction, and hands-on experiences,

Provide these in a loving, safe Christian atmosphere.

Bethesda Lutheran School is a ministry of

Bethesda Lutheran Church in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

There are no openings for employment available at this time.
Become a Volunteer in our Primary School or Early Learning Center!

Volunteers are an invaluable resource to our teachers and students.

Assignments might involve sitting and reading to preschool children, assisting with separation anxiety at drop off time, playing with children, supervising lunchroom and playground, or sharing a special skill or occupation to enrich classroom learning!

Please contact our office today for more details! Use our contact form or call 605-745-6676 during business hours.


Bethesda Lutheran School admits students of any race,

color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities

generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race,

color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies,

admissions, and other school-administered programs.

1537 Baltimore Avenue

Hot Springs, SD 57747

Church Phone: (605) 745-4834

School Phone/Fax: (605) 745-6676