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. On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, we begin our fifth year with 56 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 is expanding! We have outgrown our current facility and are enlarging our campus to include a new multi-purpose building. This building will not only provide more classrooms and bathrooms, but will also provide us with an industrial kitchen and gym. This project began in August 2013 and will cost $350,000. With the help of many generous hearts, we have already raised $250,000 and are raising the last $100,000 now! If you would like to help us accomplish this vision, either through monetary donations or would like to travel to Eagle Butte to help with the finishing work to the interior of the building, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!
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