Welcome to Windswept Academy!
A Christian School
Windswept Academy is a private, non-denominational Christian school, dedicated to providing students from the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation with a Christ-centered, quality, academic education in a Biblically directed learning environment. In addition to our challenging academic program, our curriculum also includes the history of music, art and a rigorous physical education program. In September 2014, we began our sixth year with 67 students ranging from Kindergarten to Eighth grade. Our mission is to prepare students for leadership and Christian service in their community and the world.
Windswept Academy's new building is FINISHED and in use by our students! We have added a new multi-purpose building to our campus. This building not only provides more classrooms and bathrooms, it also provides us with an industrial kitchen and gym. This project began in August 2013 and was completed before the school year began in September 2014. With the help of many generous hearts and laborers from all across the country, the building is finished and paid in full! Thank you to all who made this a reality.
OUR FUTURE PLANS:
Windswept Academy is thriving and this is due in large part to our wonderful teaching staff who have come to us from all across the United States, to work for very little compensation, simply because they have a heart to help the Lakota children. Windswept Academy owns twenty-five acres of rolling prairie located four miles west of the town of Eagle Butte. Our vision is to utilize this property to provide housing for our teachers and their families. In our current situation, our teachers drive on average 50 miles each way to the school. With the bitter South Dakota winters and the high price of gas, it would be ideal for our teachers to be located closer to the school. The homes will cost approximately $50,000 each.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Windswept Academy is in great need of your support. A wide range of opportunities exists for the involvement of supporters at all levels. If you are interested in joining with us to reach out to the children of the Lakota Nation, please click here to find out how.
P.O. Box 1576
Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625