Returning Families – January 28, 2022-February 11, 2022

New Families – Begins February 23, 2022

Space is limited for some grades and we encourage families to register within the registration period. Late registrations for current families will be subject to a late registration fee.

For more information on registration, contact Marcia Werner, Director of Admissions, or (605) 343-8484 x203


The Rapid City Catholic School System (RCCSS) has a long tradition of educating our children in a loving, Christian environment, and enjoys a reputation as one of the leading school systems within the state of South Dakota.  We welcome the opportunity to share our Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs. Our staff members have high expectations and hold high standards for students.  This powerful combination of caring and high expectations leads to high student performance.  Take the time to tour our schools and see why so many families make this important investment in the education and faith lives of their children.


The school offers four plans for payment of tuition:

Plan A – Full payment: Receive a 2% discount if paid before July 15th
Plan B – 12 Month ACH Contract Plan (June through May)
Plan C – 10 Month ACH Contract Plan (August through May)
Plan D – Two payment plan. July 15th and December 15th.

ACH plans will be assessed a one-time $20 fee per student. Families with an ACH authorization form on file do not require a new authorization for the new year.  Payments for ACH plans may be scheduled for the 10th or 25th of the month.  Note: New families choosing Plan C must schedule payments for the 10th of the month.

A late fee of 1.5% per month (18% a year) will be assessed on all accounts 30 days past due. It is the school policy that semester and end-of-year grades and transcripts will NOT be released until arrangements have been made to fulfill all financial obligations. If a payment is past due over 90 days, the student will not be allowed to attend school. In the event of a student transfer, records will not be released until the family’s account is paid in full.

Active Catholics receive a discount from tuition. To receive the discount, families must have the Active Catholic Form completed and signed by their Pastor.   For proper credit, families should return the completed form before their first tuition payment is due.   Each October, the Parishes contribute funds directly to the school for each enrolled student from their Parish. Under no circumstances will forms be accepted after September 30th of each year.

Tuition Assistance

We’re here to help! RCCSS offers financial assistance for families that qualify. Students entering grades K-12 are eligible to apply for aid. RCCSS has chosen Tuition Aid Data Services (St. Paul, MN) commonly referred to as TADS, to conduct financial need assessments of our families seeking tuition assistance. The application process is fair and confidential and is required for all families requesting assistance. We want to provide needs-based assistance to as many of our families as we are able. Please do not hesitate to apply, even if you have never applied in the past. The application is very thorough, but not difficult to complete.

Families can maximize their award by applying early as later submissions are dependent on availability of funds.

Download application and directions for submission online.  For any questions, please call 348-1477 x117.