Co-ops, Groups, Schools

Living Legacy Academy

Living Legacy Academy is a dynamic homeschooling cooperative located in Sioux Falls metro area. Our educational beliefs are centered on the Bible. Our mission is very simple: to support families in the homeschool journey through planned educational activities that enhance the spiritual, physical and social growth of children.

Walk By The Way

We gather twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings at Hillcrest Church in Sioux Falls. We are an active community serving over 100 children. Enrichment classes are available for children ages kindergarten through high school. 

Classical Conversations

Classical, Christian, Community How do you teach your child to experience and examine God’s creation? By learning alongside them in a community with a common goal. Classical Conversations® empowers you to guide your child’s educational development at every age (and teaches you, too!). Our Christ-centered curriculum is rooted in the classical model and is in tune with the way children naturally learn. 

Saint Margaret’s Fellowship

Saint Margaret's Fellowship exists to support the efforts and protect the rights of those providing home education to children according to the magisterial teachings of the Catholic faith. We offer an opportunity to meet other like-minded homeschooling parents and grandparents through an online forum, in-person educational co-op and curriculum swaps, liturgical events heightening our Catholic faith, and social events for parents and children.

Our Membership Activities Include: * Weekly Educational Co-operative * Liturgical Events * Park Days/Swim Meet-ups * Extra-curricular Activities and Field Trips * Drama Camp * Mothers' Groups * Dads' Night Out Events * Mom & Tots * Curriculum Swaps/Information * and more!

Covenant Classical School

Pre-K through 6th Grade (as of 2021). A collaborative (2-day), classical Christian school. On-campus days are currently Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm. All Covenant Classical families register their students as homeschoolers with the state of South Dakota.

The Pelican School 

The Pelican School is an in-home microschool for students in kindergarten and first grade. Our mission is to cultivate an understanding of God's creative genius in an environment that promotes teamwork, humility and stewardship. The school operates Monday-Thursday mornings and runs August-May. Our program emphasizes truth, goodness and beauty, and provides a complete education: no at-home supplementation required! Founded and taught by an Orton-Gillingham certified Dyslexia tutor.

True North Homeschool Academy

Full service 1-12th grade online Academy offering Academic Advising, Testing, ebooks, live online classes as well as self paced. We work with co-ops and class days to provide classes, taught by world class teachers, and offer free workshops, Masterclasses and webinars.

Acton Academy Sioux Falls

The Acton learner-driven community is a unique blend of:
— active hands-on learning in a Montessori School

— parent support of a Homeschool Co-op
— the energy of a Business Startup.

We are currently offering a Hybrid/Part-Time program for homeschoolers. Acton Academy Sioux Falls is part of the network of 300+ Acton Academies around the world and follows a mixed-age one-room schoolhouse education model, grouping by age into our three Studio structure: Spark Studio (ages 4-7), Elementary Studio (ages 7-11) and Middle School Studio (ages 11-14).

What benefits can students gain from the hybrid/part-time school experience?

  • Self-paced learning using the latest adaptive learning technologies
  • Collaboration on real-world projects
  •  Systems to measure effort, progress, and mastery
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  •  Learner-driven community building
  • Servant leadership
  • Apprenticeships/internships for Middle School and Highschool
  • Entrepreneurial and 21st century skills
  • Development of unique gifts and agency
  • Discovering self on a Hero’s Journey

605Tutor Academy

Quality, engaging, relevant in-person, drop-off class days for middle and high school-aged students, with guidance and support for parents. Friendship Academy offers book club, art, games, and learning about healthy friendships for girls 11 - 14. Leadership Labs is an all-boys class that has an optional at-home extension guide, including book club, economics, leadership, science, engineering, and fun brain breaks like cup stacking, and relay races. Freedom Finders is our 9th and 10th-grade program that includes an in-person class day as well as an at-home guide for 4 high school credits and an optional honors track and/or CLEP track.

Dell Rapids Home Education Connection (DRHEC)

 This support group is designed for adults in the Dell Rapids area (which includes surrounding towns such as Baltic, Trent, Garretson, Flandreau, Colman, Chester, etc). DRHEC is a local way for home educators to meet, share resources, and build up & encourage each other in this particular role.


The Education Alliance of Christian Homeschoolers in South Dakota (TEACHSD), the organization formerly known as SECHE, was founded in 2002 by like-minded home educators who desired a group where their belief and acknowledgement of God was an integral part of the organization.

Originally formed to support home educating families through educational and social activities, the organization is continually adapting to the needs of the members it serves.

A non-profit 501(c)3 corporation with Board, Committee and membership representation from across the state and its members receive discounted HSLDA memberships.

Families for Alternative Instruction Rights in South Dakota (FAIRSD)

FAIRSD is dedicated to advancing, protecting and securing Alternative Instruction rights for families in South Dakota. All of the committee members are experienced homeschool parents and volunteers from around the state. Their website provides a quick link to the notification form and information about SD legal requirements for homeschooling. If you have questions about homeschool laws, check out their Resources/Law tab. Partner with them by making a donation to fund a lobbyist to be at the Capitol everyday of the legislative session to educate our legislators, monitor bills and advocate for our interests. 

Charlotte Mason Moms Book Club

Meet monthly with other likeminded mom’s and read through Charlotte Masons 6 volumes. We read thorough about 90 pages a month. Come and discuss the specific section for that particular month. Get encouraged and enjoy the fellowship time. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm @ Calvary Chapel. Nursing babies are welcome, there is no childcare available. Contact Shannon Stubbe at 605-310-5968 for more information.

Gather Round Group

For families using gather round homeschool curriculum at home for their primary curriculum. Meets during the school year on Friday mornings. We meet for 5 Fridays in a row and then have an off week. We also break for a few weeks over the Christmas and New Years holiday. Each Family is responsible to purchase their own curriculum. There is a free group that meets and does one of the unit lessons together on Fridays. Contact Brooke Theisen at with any questions.

Growing Minds Preschool Co-op

Growing Minds Preschool Co-op is a homeschool preschool co-op that meets in southeast Sioux Falls twice a month. Our approach is centered around creating a supportive and engaging environment where young children can learn and grow together. Through our cooperative model, we aim to foster a sense of community and collaboration among both the children and their parents, providing a unique learning experience.

Genesis Academy

At Genesis Academy, our mission is to provide a nurturing and innovative educational environment where students of different ages (k-5) collaborate, explore, and thrive together. Founded by former public school teachers Sarah Smith and Tessa Ziemba, our modern one-room schoolhouse fosters a homeschool/family atmosphere, promoting strong bonds and a sense of belonging within our diverse community.