Freeman Academy

PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
Freeman, SD 57029
Tel: (605)925-4237 Ext. 225
  • 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 in the 21st century.

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Definition of Terms 
2019 School Data
Freeman AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-125-12
Grades Offered (Day)1-12Pre-K-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19011909
Campus Size30 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment70 students318 students
% Students of Color
20%
22%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Modest, respectful attire)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
50%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$14,723
(Grades 7-8 - $14,723. Grades 9-12 - $15,877)
$56,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
90%
55%
Director of AdmissionsLynnelle Allison
Associate Director of AdmissionsBrad Anderson

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered916
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
ExtracurricularsClub 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

  • LD types supported: Resource teacher works individually or in small groups with students. ELL students attend special classes and have daily tutoring.
  • Freeman Academy accreditations: AdvancED, South Dakota Department of Education

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