Local Education

  • The Brookings School District, with its high academic excellence statistics and low student-teacher ratios, is among the best public Kindergarten through 12 systems in the state.
  • St. Thomas More Catholic School provides dedication and commitment to students and their variety of needs, passions and dreams.
  • Prairie Learning Academy prepares and motivates students for the rewards and challenges of life by instilling critical thinking skills and the school's core values of integrity, perseverance, inclusion, and empathy. Students will understand the importance of diversity, civic responsibility, and academic and personal growth.
  • Brookings is also home to South Dakota State University (SDSU), the state's largest and only land-grant university. With an enrollment of over 12,000 students, SDSU is renowned as a world-class research facility in technology and biosciences and boasts exciting Division I athletics.