Admissions

Early Learning Center

We welcome all children ages 3-5 to our Early Learning Center.

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Registration and Materials Fee: $75 (Includes a textbook and consumable item fee due at registration)

$25 Discount for Early Registration (Before April 15)

(M–TH, 3-5 year olds) 8 am-12 noon: $255/month

Preschool Plus Child Care (M–TH, 3-5 year olds) 7:15 am – 5:30 pm: $590/month

Bethesda Lutheran Church members (Preschool only) $195/month

Bethesda Lutheran Church members (Preschool plus childcare) $530/month

 Child care charges will be billed twice a month.

We now offer state assistance!

Please talk with Director-Justine.

Primary School

We welcome all children entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade

Scholarships are Available For New Attendees!

Primary School Registration and Materials Fee: $75 (Includes a textbook and consumable supply fee due at registration)

$25 Discount for Early Registration (Before April 15)

Community (Bethesda Lutheran Church non-members): $385/month

Bethesda Lutheran Church members: $225/month

South Dakota Partners in Education is a non-profit organization in South Dakota which makes scholarships available to students new to a private school in grades K-12 who qualify.

Qualification is based on the family’s income.  Families entering Bethesda Lutheran School for the first time are eligible to apply.

After School & Daycare and Summer Enrichment

We welcome ages 3 by September through 2nd grade, to include public school children also.

Please bring sack lunches and snacks.

Monday-Friday Daycare and Enrichment

Dropoffs: 7:00-8:00 am  Pick-ups: 12:00-5:30 pm

After-School Enrichment is provided for school-age children attending before and after school, on non-school days, and during the summer. We take regular trips to the Hot Springs Public Library and local attractions. Our daily activities foster creative thinking, creative expression, and growth in Christ.

Registration and Materials Fee: $45 (Includes a textbook and consumable supply fee due at registration)

Child Care Fridays (3 through 8 year olds) 7:15 am – 5:30 pm $130/month

Child Care Fridays (3 through 8 year olds) 7:15 am – 5:30 pm $130/month

After-school Child Care (through 3rd grade) 3:45 – 5:30 pm $130/month

Hourly (drop-in) Child Care (must be registered–subject to availability) $4/hour

 Child care charges will be billed twice a month.

We now offer state assistance!

Please talk with Director-Justine.

Registration Forms

Thank you for your interest in Bethesda Lutheran School and Early Learning Center.

It is our goal that through this application and enrollment process you will get to know and become familiar with our School and ELC.

Our purpose is to partner with families to share the Gospel and love of Jesus while providing an excellent Christ-centered education.

QR Code for Jotform form

This QR code will take you to the fillable PDF registration form.

Financial Assistance


South Dakota Partners in Education

South Dakota Partners in Education is a non-profit organization in South Dakota which makes scholarships available to students new to a private school in grades K-12 who qualify.

Qualification is based on the family’s income.  Families entering Bethesda Lutheran School for the first time are eligible to apply.

State Child Care Assistance

Scholarships are not available for the Early Learning Center, but families who qualify for State assistance may have a portion of their preschool tuition and Child Care and Enrichment subsidized.  

Fill out the registrations forms here!

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.

Church Email: bethesda@gwtc.net

School Email: bls@goldenwest.net

1537 Baltimore Avenue

Hot Springs, SD 57747

Church Phone: (605) 745-4834

School Phone/Fax: (605) 745-6676