PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center

  • Nebraska's First Wind and Solar Powered School  Strawbale construction Elementary school
  • Environmental Summer Day Camp Program open to the public

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students104 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Weather-appropriate clothing for farm environment)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$776
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on the program selected. Please visit www.prairiehill.com for fee and financial policy information.
Admissions DirectorJordan Hope
Admissions AssociateJustin Fearing

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Organic Gardening

School Notes

  • MISSION STATEMENT: PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center is a non-profit corporation formed in 1981 for the purpose of offering education in a historic indoor and a country outdoor environment, with an emphasis on meeting the individual and communal developmental needs of each person.
  • PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center, a Montessori farm-school, is also Nebraska's first wind and solar powered school. The campus consists of 12 acres of unspoiled prairie, woods, and park-like areas.  
  • Our Elementary community is housed in a unique, straw-bale construction building, powered by alternative energy sources.  
  • The Primary program for ages 3-6 takes place in the William Charlton House of the National Historic Registry.
  • We offer our students integrated experiences in music, art, gardening, and animal husbandry (horses, ducks, cats, chickens-) presented by Montessori-certified teachers.  The children, along with an experienced adult guide, prepare fresh, vegetarian meals daily.  PRAIRIE HILL has a 38-year history of environmental education and a commitment to the highest Montessori standards.  Please visit our website: www.prairiehill.com. 
Intro and Conclusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9K7qv7H1XU
Gardening and Ecology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zg3q9WqHco
Democracy in Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0eSeIgmamE
The Great Lessons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmyIIbKc-kc
Shakespeare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9csVD9ngs8
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