About Our School

  • Our school was created from the vision of elders and community members. Their goal was to provide an American Indian perspective and to welcome students of all backgrounds to a diverse school community. Our teaching approach is rooted in American Indian culture, traditions, values, history and art.

    We have teachers who specialize in the Lakota and Ojibwe language and culture, as well as physical education, music and art. Middle school students (6-8) are required to take either the Lakota or Ojibwe language, preparing them to continue their American Indian studies at Harding Senior High.

    Our school encourages parent and community involvement through culture fairs, Drum and Dance, powwows, academic parent-teacher teams, and special events throughout the year.

    Students receive additional opportunities through AVID, American Indian AVID (middle school), and many after-school opportunities, including Flipside, Indian Youth Enrichment, Urban 4-H, Extended Day for Learning (EDL) and athletics.