Garretson School District: Creating a Gateway to Life-Long Learning

school1The Garretson School District is located in the southeast part of South Dakota approximately 20 minutes northeast of Sioux Falls just north of I-90 and covers over eighty-eight square miles along the Minnesota border. Garretson has a population of 1165.

The Garretson School District serves approximately 245 elementary students, 106 middle school students, 167 high school students and 2 alternative school pupils. With a professional staff comprised of a Superintendent, 6-12 Principal, K-5 Principal and 33 teachers, the school has a 1:15 teacher–to-student ratio.

The preschool-12 facility is fully accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs. The Garretson School District is a member of Technology in Education (TIE) and the Prairie Lakes Educational Cooperative.

Lil Dreamers Daycare


Lil’ Dreamers is committed to providing your child with a safe, healthy, positive and secure learning environment. It is our goal to provide families the comfort of knowing that their children are safe while being encouraged to learn through active exploration with interaction with adults and other children. We will nurture your children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual beings in a positive way.

We believe that family is the most important aspect of a child’s life. As a partner to parents in their child’s care, we realize the importance of providing an atmosphere of open and honest communication, information, cooperation, and support. We will serve as a resource to families as the children grow into self-sufficient, dependable, and competent adults.