Prairie Green School

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded2011
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students18 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradePrairie Green School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,500
Tuition NotesAn additional transportation fee for those community from Iowa City area.
Admissions DirectorPaula Boback
Admissions Associateadmin@prairiegreenschool.org

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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