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We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.

Welcome to
The Pelican School

Our Mission is to cultivate an awe of God's creative genius in an environment that promotes teamwork, humility and stewardship. By providing a beautiful and intentional education, we nurture children's natural ability to discover and learn.



Our Philosophy

The Pelican School originated from a two-fold idea to transform the way children receive formal education. First, we believe that learning about the world and learning about God should be mutually inclusive. Second, we believe that children should spend less time in a school room and more time learning through play. It is for this reason that the Pelican School employs a four-day school week, meeting for just a few hours each morning so that children have more time to explore and discover in the way they know best: simply as children.

In our classroom, students are encouraged to ask questions! By channeling children's natural ability to seek out the "why" and "how", learning becomes an expedition of discovery. This learning process allows students to explore and internalize information using their preferred learning method.

Each student receives individualized instruction and the opportunity to spend their first years of schooling in a home environment, where education is the means through which a child is able to achieve social, intellectual, and spiritual well-being.

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Our curriculum includes Language Arts, Math, Art, Science, Social Studies, Writing, Fine Motor Skills, and Reading. It is literature-based with a strong focus on nature and beauty. Each subject draws the student's attention to what is good, true and beautiful.

Our Students begin each morning with a prayer or meditation and the Pledge of Allegiance. They are instructed in Math and Language Arts every day and alternate additional subjects throughout the course of the week.

Students spend time as a class during periods of traditional instruction, and have opportunities each day to explore resource shelves and complete individual work. This format allows children to experience both formal and natural methods of education and

encourages self-directed learning skills.

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We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.


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The Pelican School is located in

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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