Freeman Academy

PO BOX 1000 748 S. Main St.
Freeman, SD 57029
Freeman Academy is known for its award-winning fine arts program including choral, instrumental, drama, and Oral Interpretation.
Many students come to Freeman Academy because they love the arts and desire high-level opportunities with gifted faculty who challenge them to excell.
Other students discover their talents and interests while they are attending Freeman Academy.
Every student benefits from participation in fine arts activities.They develop dedication, focus, teamwork, and responsibility. They take pride in their performances and benefit from a sense of accomplishment. Having practiced from a young age, our students are well-spoken and exhibit confidence before audiences.
Our faculty seek to develop the whole child academically, socially, and spiritually. Our goal is to cultivate the unique God-given gifts of all students and adapt instructional approaches to fit their different learning styles and personalities.
Faculty and coaches serve as positive Christian role models, integrating faith into classroom instruction and interactions with students and others in the school community and beyond. They encourage students to practice Christian values including integrity, cultural sensitivity, service, peacemaking and stewardship.
Our programs activate students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills while connecting content to real-world applications. We integrate today's technology to enhance student-centered learning and equip students for college and the workplace.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $17,849
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $9,174
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Freeman Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Freeman Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
K-12
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1901
1906
Campus Size
30 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
70 students
320 students
% Students of Color
33%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
67%
Average ACT score
25
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Modest, respectful attire
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
50%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$17,849
(Grades 7-8 - $16,569 - includes room and board)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$9,174
(Grades 7-8 tuition - $7,894.)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$30,085
$55,985
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$15,900
$46,150
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Apr. 3 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
60%
Director of Admissions
Sheila Epp
Associate Director of Admissions
Brad Anderson

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
n/a
17
Courses
AP Courses are available through APEX

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
9
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
23
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
High School Praise Band, Little Buddy/Big Buddy program, Service Projects, Student Leadership, Student-led Bible Study, Tech Team, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Auditioned Honor Bands (state and regional), Auditioned Honor Choirs (national and regional), Chamber Choir (auditioned), Community Theater (pit orchestra), Concert Band, Concert Choir, Drama - musicals and plays, Jazz Band, Junior High Band, Junior High Choir, Junior High Declam, MSC Choir Festival, One Act play, Oral Interpretation, Pep Band, Special Events: Yuletide concert and dinner and Community Theater musical production.

School Notes

  • Freeman Academy accreditations: AdvancED/Cognia, South Dakota Department of Education
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Freeman Academy cost?
Freeman Academy's tuition is approximately $17,849 for boarding students and $9,174 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Freeman Academy?
The acceptance rate of Freeman Academy is 80%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Freeman Academy offer?
Freeman Academy offers 9 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Freeman Academy's ranking?
Freeman Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small student body (number of students) and Least expensive tuition.
When is the application deadline for Freeman Academy?
The application deadline for Freeman Academy is Apr. 3 / rolling (applications are due on Apr. 3 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $17,849
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $9,174
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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