Partnering with families, donors, schools, and the people of South Dakota to empower school choice.

We provide tax-credit scholarships for K–12 students across South Dakota.

Private school tuition can be expensive. We help make it affordable.

Every parent wants their children to be in the best learning environment for their particular needs. South Dakota Partners in Education empowers parents with tuition support so parents can choose the school that’s right for their children, regardless of cost.


We work with families, schools, and donors to empower school choice.


We engage with donors to support income-eligible families in local communities by funding scholarships.


We enrich South Dakota by providing alternative funding to help schools and families educate the next generation of leaders.

Making a difference across South Dakota

South Dakota Partners in Education is making a difference for families, schools, and taxpayers.

“As parents of a young family, we are grateful for the option that private schools provide us in the education of our children. This scholarship program has made all the difference for our family.”

“Each child has unique developmental skills, ability levels, and personalities. This program allows parents an opportunity to choose the best learning environment for their child to thrive.”

“SDPE provides an opportunity for businesses to stand with parents and students as they decide what school is the best choice for their family—whether it be public, private, or parochial.”

A partnership network of 48 schools… and growing!

South Dakota Partners in Education partners with a growing network of 48 schools across South Dakota. Any accredited private school can apply to partner with us. So, if your school of choice isn’t a partner yet, we can help them apply!

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What is a tax-credit scholarship?

South Dakota Partners in Education awards tax-credit scholarships to make K–12 tuition more affordable for South Dakota families. Insurance companies who donate to South Dakota Partners in Education are eligible for tax savings while also benefiting families.