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

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NE School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 104 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $776
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
104 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Weather-appropriate clothing for farm environment

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies based on the program selected. Please visit www.prairiehill.com for fee and financial policy information.
Admissions Director
Jordan Hope
Admissions Associate
Justin 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center cost?

PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center's tuition is approximately $776 for private students.

Does PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center offer a summer program?

Yes, PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center's ranking?

PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nebraska for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center?

The application deadline for PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NE School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 104 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $776
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nebraska is $3,645 for elementary schools and $7,880 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nebraska is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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