Prairie Hill Waldorf School

N14w29143 Silvernail Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072-0530
Tel: (262)646-7497
Grades: PK-8 | 144 students
Students at Prairie Hill Waldorf School create their own textbooks, called
Students at Prairie Hill Waldorf School create their own textbooks, called
Prairie Hill Waldorf School is a vibrant educational community providing a rich academic, artistic, and practical educational experience that brings forth the full potential of each child.
The breadth and depth of a Prairie Hill education gives children a life of awakened abilities and a highly developed capacity for academic achievement, creativity, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
Our graduates are prepared for advanced classes in high school, carrying with them a strong foundation for adaptability, compassion, integrity, and the courage to seek out and act on what they believe to be right and true.
The Waldorf curriculum draws out the child’s innate curiosity, independent judgment, and love of learning.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported To be discussed with parent
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 144 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Prairie Hill Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Varies, depending on age and number of days in attendance. $7,764 for grades 1-8 (2008-2009). Tuition Assistance available. Please call for more information.
Admissions Director Sarah Giffin


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • The core of the internationally acclaimed Waldorf philosophy is that every child has the right to develop his or her full human potential; to develop clear, creative thought and expression; balance and compassion in feeling; and conscience and initiative in action. Our curriculum upholds the highest principles of academic excellence, artistic experience, and craftsmanship in practical work, while addressing the gifts and talents of each student. For the young child, Prairie Hill Waldorf School offers a parent-child playgroup for ages 18 months to four years, Wondergarden for ages three to four, and Kindergarten. In Early Childhood, young children are nurtured in a homelike environment. Their days include time in nature, artistic activities, creative play with natural toys, stories, songs, and practical activities such as building, sewing, and cooking. The curriculum fosters the curiosity and joy of childhood and builds the self-confidence and pre-academic skills that become the foundation for formal learning in the grades. In Grades 1-8, Prairie Hill's dedicated faculty brings a broad-based curriculum to life through innovative teaching that weaves hands-on experiences, singing, problem-solving, art, and movement. The result is children who not only learn deeply, but also love to learn—and carry that joy of learning into their adult lives. Core academic subjects are integrated with the arts (drama, painting, sculpture, dance, and music), active movement and handwork (from woodworking to knitting), and two foreign languages (German and Spanish). Students enhance multiple intelligences and life skills through a wealth of field trips, community service work, and class plays where every student in every grade has a part. Plus, there is plenty of outdoor time on our spacious campus, complete with gardens and chickens. Prairie Hill's rich festival life, from the Lantern Walk to May Faire, grounds children in tradition and seasonal rhythms and offers parents a welcoming community from where they can learn, benefit, and grow. Prairie Hill Waldorf School is an independent, nonsectarian, nonprofit school serving children ages 18 months through 8th grade. We are a fully accredited school by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the North Central Association.We are located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee and 45 minutes east of Madison.

Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Waukesha Christian Academy (4.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anthony on the Lake School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christ The Life Lutheran School (2.5 miles away)
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  • Pewaukee
    Grades: K-8 | 200 students
    1.8 miles
    W280N2101 Prospect Ave
    Pewaukee, WI 53072
  • Waukesha
    Christ The Life Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-7 | 62 students
    2.5 miles
    3031 Summit Ave
    Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Waukesha
    Waukesha North KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.6 miles
    2707 North Grandview Blvd.
    Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Waukesha
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    2.7 miles
    2600 Summit Ave
    Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Pewaukee
    Grades: NS-K | 82 students
    2.8 miles
    W287N3700 North Shore Dr
    Pewaukee, WI 53072

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