8th Grade


Monday - Friday 8:00-3:00pm


David Schroeder
Natalie Micheel
Dr. Jackie Lent
Pastor Ryan Smith
Elise Knobloch

What’s Unique About Our 8th Grade Class

Abiding Savior Academy offers the only full-time Classical Christian educational approach in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. At its core, Classical Christian Education (CCE) trains students to be life-long learners who reason clearly, think critically, and speak eloquently.

Each of our classes are centered on the principle that God is the Creator of all that exists, and therefore all knowledge is interrelated and ultimately points back to Him. Biblical standards of conduct are applied in all areas of classroom life, acknowledging that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Bible classes are taught by a pastoral Bible instructor.

Our smaller class sizes (relative to other nearby school options) allow for our teachers to work more closely with students individually. This school environment also offers greater interaction with students from different grades, through which students learn in unique ways from each other.

Students in Eighth Grade spend a significant amount of time working on the mechanics of good writing and oral communication. As students continue to increase their knowledge base, as well as their understanding of persuasive arguments, they begin to understand how to structure their own arguments more effectively.


Literature – Middle Age Literature (Progeny Press)
Writing – The Persuasive Essay (IEW)
History – Middle Ages – Late (Memoria Press)
Bible – Acts – Revelation (Veritas)
Logic/Rhetoric – Argument (Classical Academic Press)
Math – Algebra 1/2 & Algebra 1 (Saxon)
Science – Life/Earth Science (BJU Science 7)
Foreign Language – Spanish (Avancemos!)
Specials – Music, Art, & Health/PE

Fees In Addition To Tuition

$180 Curriculum Fee
$100 Non-refundable Registration Fee

Abiding Savior Academy is excited to offer this opportunity, and looks forward to partnering with you. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Fay Fisher directly by calling 605-371-1876, or by emailing ffisher@knowingthesavior.org.

School Welcome Packets

Informational packets will be mailed during the last week of July. Included in this packet you will find Welcome letters from the Principal, your child’s teacher and all Special’s teachers. You will also receive an updated school calendar, a class supply list, and Open House Information.

Supply List



TUITION  (9 Months)








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