New Building opened January 13, 2020
2023 Bowling Team
Students at SPURS riding horses
Students & faculty with pumpkins
Students storytime with Greg
Students w/ NSU Students
Students at Lion's Pumpkin carving


Upcoming Events  

Wednesday, February 21:  Classes Resume

March 11 - April 26:  SD ELA and Math Alternate Assessments

Friday, April 26:  Special Olympics Area Swimming Competition in Watertown

March 25 - May 3:  SD ELA and Math Assessments
SD Science Assessment / SD Science Alternate Assessment

Friday, April 12:  DEADLINE to submit application for 2024 Summer Program

Friday, May 3:  Special Olympics Area Track & Field Competition in Milbank 

Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18:  Special Olympics State Summer Games in Vermillion

June 3 - 20:  Extended School Year (ESY) - "South Dakota Road Trip"

July 8 - 26:  Extended School Year (ESY) - "South Dakota Road Trip"

Welcome from the Superintendent 

Jessica VogelIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI) website!  At SDSBVI, our vision is for all South Dakota children who are blind or visually impaired to have full access to educational resources that prepare them for life.  We view each child as an individual, deserving of personalized learning opportunities focused to help them achieve their highest level of independence.  Our teachers are experts in the field of visual impairments, who provide innovative programming on our beautiful campus, adjacent to Northern State University.  SDSBVI’s outreach consultants, also visual impairments specialists, provide visual impairment assistance to students, families, and educators throughout the state through our thriving outreach program. 

Families, school districts, and the community are key partners in meeting the needs of each child.  Whether you are a student, parent, or member of the community who wishes to contribute your time or support, I invite you to join us in transforming the lives of children with a visual impairment.  SDSBVI is a greater community with you involved. 

Thank you for visiting the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired website.  I invite you to use the "Contact Us" link located at the bottom of the page in the footer with any questions, or to explore ways you can make a difference at SDSBVI! 


Jessica Vogel, Ed.D. 

Contact Us

605 14th Avenue SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401


Phone: 605-626-2580
Toll-Free: 888-275-3814
Fax: 605-626-2607