The Prairie School

4050 Lighthouse Dr,
Racine, WI, 53402-0534
Tel: (262)752-2500
Grades: PK - 12 | 704 students
Serving over 700 students in Early School through Grade 12, Prairie provides a college-preparatory curriculum that combines challenging academics, comprehensive fine and creative arts, and a strong athletic program.
The 22-acre campus is surrounded by meadowlands overlooking Lake Michigan, and also houses the state-of the-art Johnson Athletic Center.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 704 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Prairie School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes PROGRAM TUITION Early School – Half Day $11,915 Early School – Full Day $12,515 Kindergarten – Full Day $13,015 Grades 1 – 5 $13,515 Grades 6 $14,015
% on Financial Aid 42%
Admissions Director Molly Lofquist
Admissions Associate LeeAnn Winsjansen

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Choir, D.O.A.P.S., Fencing Club, Fine Arts - Painting, Glassblowing, Photography, Forensics, French Club, Harry Potter Club, Honor Committee, Key Club, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model OAS, Model UN, Orchestra/Jazz Ensemble, School Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Student Advisory Board, Student Government, Sustainability Committee, Table Tennis Club, Theatre Arts - Acting, Technical, Directing, Wilderness Club Band, Choir, D.O.A.P.S., Fencing Club, Forensics, French Club, Key Club, Math Club, Model OAS, Model UN, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Fine Arts - Painting, Glassblowing, Photography,
Harry Potter Club,
Honor Committee,
Literary Magazine,
Orchestra/Jazz Ensemble,
School Newspaper,
Science Olympiad,
Student Advisory Board,
Student Government,
Sustainability Committee,
Table Tennis Club,
Theatre Arts - Acting, Technical, Directing,
Wilderness Club,

School Notes:

  • The Prairie School is a child-centered, college-preparatory day school whose mission is to educate our children, develop their individual talents, interests and abilities, and affirm their dignity and self-worth. We foster academic excellence, leadership and creativity, emphasizing individual success while also recognizing the importance of service to the community. We help young people develop their character: to grow as humane, tolerant, responsible, creative, well-schooled, and self-confident lifelong learners. We give students opportunities to succeed and experiences to help them grow - personally and academically.
  • Profile last updated: 09/04/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lutheran High School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Racine KinderCare (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Trinity Lutheran School (2 miles away)
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    Racine , WI , 53402
    (262)639-8889
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    0.8  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
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    Racine , WI , 53402
    (262)639-3333
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    Trinity Lutheran School
    Coed  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2035 Geneva St 65
    Racine , WI , 53402
    (262)632-1766
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    2  mi  |  196  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    Racine , WI , 53402
    (262)632-6797
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    2.2  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
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    Coed  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
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    Racine , WI , 53402
    (262)633-2758
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    2.3  mi  |  133  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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