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

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
2011
Summer School Offered
Yes

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
25%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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

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 home schooling 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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