Welcome to Zion Lutheran School

Knowing Jesus, Growing in Faith, Serving God’s Children


Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in Zion Lutheran Preschool and Daycare!  We are so glad you are seriously considering the blessings and benefits of a Christian Education for your child. As we remember the greatest love ever given, in the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ, we realize we are training these children for eternity.  We pray that each of you will prayerfully consider the blessing God promises in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Applications are being accepted for children eligible to begin Preschool in the 2018-19 school year.  To be preschool-eligible, a child must have turned 3 years old by September 1 of the current school year.  Zion Lutheran Preschool and Daycare is fully licensed with the State of South Dakota Department of Social Services.  Tuition information can be found under Tuition and Fees in the School drop-down menu.

Zion offers three different Preschool classes.  We are happy to help determine which would be most appropriate for your child, whether it is  our Tuesday/Thursday morning Preschool for three-year-olds, our Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning Preschool for four-year-olds, or our Monday-Friday afternoon Preschool for four- and five-year-olds.  School hours for morning classes are from 8:15 AM – 11:15 PM, and afternoon classes run 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

For parents who need extended child care, we also have a Full-Time Preschool program, which includes full-time daycare, lunches and snacks as well as the preschool class that is most appropriate for your child.  For parents who need a daycare option on just the days their child attends preschool, Zion offers an excellent before- and after-school care program for all students from 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, at a cost of $3.55 per hour.

Zion also offers a Summer Daycare Program for children who are at least three-years-old to those who just completed Fifth Grade.  Updated information concerning this program is available each spring.

Please call to make an appointment to visit our preschool, take a tour, and  have your questions answered concerning the our school and the kind of  age-appropriate, loving care your child will receive here. We look forward to meeting you!

In Christ,

Mrs. Hope Genzlinger, Director
Zion Lutheran Preschool and Daycare
Rapid City, South Dakota