The Pelican School

The Pelican School

Frequently Asked Questions About The Pelican School

Discover The Pelican School, a unique microschool located in eastern Sioux Falls, SD, offering an intimate and personalized educational experience. With small class sizes capped at 10 students, we provide a nurturing environment where children thrive. Whether you're interested in our innovative approach to mixed-age learning, our plans for expansion, or our flexible admissions policy, The Pelican School is designed to meet the diverse needs of young learners. Explore how our tailored, faith-based curriculum and dedicated learning space, "The Nest," can make a difference in your child's educational journey.

Where is the school located?

The Pelican School is nestled in Cassandra’s home in eastern Sioux Falls, SD. We have a dedicated space known as “The Nest,” thoughtfully renovated to create a nurturing and effective learning environment for our students.

How big is the class size?

Our classes are intimate, with around 10 students per class. This allows for a mixed-age group setting where students can learn from one another, enhancing the educational experience. This small size is a key benefit of our microschool approach.

Will you be expanding to more grades in the future?

Absolutely! We plan to expand our grade offerings each year. Students enrolled for the 2024-2025 school year will receive priority for enrollment in subsequent years, ensuring continuity in their education at The Pelican School.

Is there an application deadline?

No, there isn’t a set deadline for applications as we have rolling admissions. Due to our limited class size, once all spots are filled, new applicants will be placed on a waitlist until an opening becomes available.

Do you follow a traditional school calendar?

Yes, we follow a traditional academic calendar running from late August through mid-May. This schedule helps structure the school year while accommodating the unique scheduling needs of our microschool model.

What age of students do you accept?

We welcome students in kindergarten through second grade. Typically, a child should be 5 years old by September 1st of their kindergarten year. However, we recognize that some children may be developmentally ready earlier. Parents are encouraged to assess whether their child is prepared socially, emotionally, and intellectually to start their formal education.

These FAQs are designed to provide clear, helpful information for families considering The Pelican School for their children’s education. If you have more questions or need further details, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We are here to help your child embark on a fulfilling educational journey!

Enrollment Now Open!

Schedule a visit to experience the unique, faith-filled atmosphere of The Pelican School and see firsthand how we nurture every aspect of a child’s development. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our school family.

Enroll now to start your journey with The Pelican School, where faith, learning, and play come together to create something truly magical.