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About Sunshine Bible Academy
Back in the spring of 1951, in the living room of the Marshall's frame house, twenty men gathered to discuss the problem all of them shared ... their children's education. Their problem, providing a high school education, was a big one. They wanted their young people to have an accredited education, but in addition, they wanted to see their children mature in Christian character and stability during the important high school years.

By the end of that day the twenty men had reached an agreement. The solution was drastic, but visionary beyond its time ... they would start their own school! A Christian boarding school on the South Dakota prairie! That day, Richard M. Marshall gave forty acres on Highway 45 just outside of Miller, South Dakota and Sunshine Bible Academy was birthed! Birthing is labor accompanied by pain and trials ... the beginning of Sunshine Bible Academy was no exception.

In the spring of 1956 the first four-year class of seventeen students graduated. As the school enrollment continued to grow it was necessary to expand campus facilities and those needs continue today.

Over the years numerous physical changes have been made but the "Spirit of SBA" remains the same. The cornerstone dated 1951 with the mission statement "God's Truth for Today's Youth" still resonates across the South Dakota prairie today, and SBA educates students from across the state, the nation, and around the world!

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Click here to read SBA's
School Improvement Plan.
Click here for a helpful 
booklet on the purpose of Christian education.