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Within Badlands Bad River, lifelong learning and education are our way of life. See what our communities have to offer both children and adults.

Public Schools


Numerous financial scholarships are available from a network of community organizations to local youth pursuing higher education or vocational training. To learn more about scholarship opportunities, the high school Guidance Counselors are excellent resources.

  • Philip High School, 605.859.2680
  • Wall High School, 605.279.2156
  • Kadoka High School, 605.837.2172
Distance Learning

Creativity and resourcefulness help people to find ways to accomplish their educational goals when institutions are geographically disntant. South Dakota is a leader in distance and online learning. Programs in business, health care, technology, and more are available from both in-state and out-of-state institutions. To explore an educational opportunity available within Badlands Bad River through distance learning, click here at the Electronic University Consortium of South Dakota.


County and community libraries are rich sources of information, education, and community engagement for Badlands Bad River. Offering much more than books, these libraries feature computers, Internet access, and connection to the world through the South Dakota State Library and South Dakota Titles To Go. Check us out!

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