Prairie Creek Community

Prairie Creek is a community school. Parents, teachers, staff, and students cooperate with one another, and with others outside the school to create a joyful and challenging climate for learning.
PCCS is a child-centered school. We help children discover the power and excitement of their minds, their feelings and bodies, their relationships, their art.
We assure children of their value, encourage their accomplishments, and respect their individual learning styles.
We value diversity. PCCS is a progressive school. We emphasize cooperation, promote self-reflection, support innovation, and value change.
We share our philosophy and practice with others and learn from them.
PCCS aims to make the world a better place. We value justice, gender-fairness, and conflict resolution.
We educate children to live as responsive, responsible members of their own communities, now and in the future.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5

Student Body

Total Students69 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Prairie Creek Community Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Prairie Creek is a community school. Parents, teachers, staff, and students cooperate with one another, and with others outside the school to create a joyful and challenging climate for learning. PCCS is a child-centered school. We help children discover the power and excitement of their minds, their feelings and bodies, their relationships, their art. We assure children of their value, encourage their accomplishments, and respect their individual learning styles. We value diversity. PCCS is a progressive school. We emphasize cooperation, promote self-reflection, support innovation, and value change. We share our philosophy and practice with others and learn from them. PCCS aims to make the world a better place. We value justice, gender-fairness, and conflict resolution. We educate children to live as responsive, responsible members of their own communities, now and in the future.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Prairie Creek Community is Glory Academy (6.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Dominic Elementary School (6.0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Northfield Montessori (5.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Northfield
    Northfield Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 176 students
    5.3 miles
    340 Montessori Ct
    Northfield, MN 55057
    (507) 663-1279
    5.3 PK-K
    176
  • Northfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 166 students
    6 miles
    216 Spring St N
    Northfield, MN 55057
    (507) 645-8136
    6 PK-8
    166
  • Lakeville
    Glory Academy
    Glory Academy Photo - Working together.
    (Pentecostal)
    Grades: PK-12 | 35 students
    6.2 miles
    25170 Dodd Blvd
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 985-3659
    6.2 PK-12
    35
  • Hampton
    St. Mathias School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-6 | 35 students
    8.8 miles
    23335 Northfield Blvd
    Hampton, MN 55031
    (651) 437-5282
    8.8 K-6
    35
  • Lakeville
    Grades: K-8 | 332 students
    9.3 miles
    19795 Holyoke Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 469-3332
    9.3 K-8
    332

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