Tiospa Zina Tribal School

Tiospa Zina Tribal School
Tiospa Zina Tribal School

Tiospa Zina Tribal School

Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
Agency Village, South Dakota

This school is designed for 650 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The students progress through four "Learning Lodges" which are based on Sioux traditions and state of the art educational experience and theories. The concept of the "Learning Lodge" is a key ingredient to support the school's mission. The learning lodge has its roots within the communal spaces of the tipi and other American Indian architectural types. As a learning space, it assists the educational process through its internalized space use, functional organization and social-ceremonial uses.