Prairie Green School

Tel: (319)321-8188
Grades: PK-6 | 18 students
Prairie Green School opened its doors August 18, 2011 to all children ages 5-12 years old.
In 2013 we added on a pre-k classroom which has 6 children.
This unique non-profit school provides the Iowa City area with a year-round holistic schooling option. We are located at The Cosgrove Institute, which was once a church school built in 1913. We rent two classrooms and have access to the library, kitchen, gymnasium, performing stage and many acres of green space.
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School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded 2011

Student Body

Total Students 18 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Prairie Green School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,500
Tuition Notes An additional transportation fee for those community from Iowa City area.
Admissions Director Paula Boback
Admissions Associate

School Notes

  • The mission of the teachers at Prairie Green School is to teach the whole child by differentiating instruction according to student readiness and interest.   Prairie Green School will:
    • educate the whole child by teaching according to student readiness and interest 
    • restructure the school calendar to maximize student learning by being a  year-round school 
    • have the ability to differentiate instruction due to small class size and homeschooling environment
    • provide quality curriculum that is rigorous and relevant to students
    • have a strong focus on schooling for sustainability
    • allow for students to have a voice through our democratic school structure
    • have dedicated and loving teachers, staff, and volunteers that carry out the school's ideals every minute of every day 
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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Scattergood Friends School (22.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lutheran Interparish School (6.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lutheran Interparish School (6.3 miles away)
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  • Williamsburg
    Lutheran Interparish School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 151 students
    6.3 miles
    PO Box 750 * 804 Court Street
    Williamsburg, IA 52361
  • Kalona
    Grades: 9-12 | 99 students
    7.6 miles
    1421 540th Street SW
    Kalona, IA 52247
  • Coralville
    Grades: K-8 | 30 students
    8.5 miles
    1250 12th Avenue
    Coralville, IA 52241
  • Kalona
    Grades: KG-12 | 62 students
    9 miles
    5764 Highway 1 Sw
    Kalona, IA 52247
  • Coralville
    Grades: PK-6 | 99 students
    9.2 miles
    374 Holiday Road
    Coralville, IA 52241

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