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

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(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 for fee and financial policy information.
Admissions Director
Jordan Hope
Admissions Associate
Justin Fearing


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
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: 
Intro and Conclusion:
Gardening and Ecology:
Democracy in Action:
The Great Lessons:

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