The Prairie School

previous
Learning and growing. It's at the heart of everything we do. This is where your child will learn to create, collaborate, and communicate. Where they will become equipped with the tools to think, reason, write, and question.  This is where your child will take ownership of their dreams while chasing down their passions.  This is Prairie.
next
Learning and growing. It's at the heart of everything we do. This is where your child will learn to create, collaborate, and communicate. Where they will become equipped with the tools to think, reason, write, and question.  This is where your child will take ownership of their dreams while chasing down their passions.  This is Prairie.
At The Prairie School, every child becomes his or her best self. Maybe you're three. Maybe you're fifteen. Do you see a planet filled with possibility? Do you have a desire to ask questions and make discoveries? Are you driven to make the most of all life has to offer? This is our mission.
Everyone's journey is different, but by taking ownership of their individual experiences, Prairie students begin dreaming big while designing their futures. We want our students to love life and achieve greatness. We want them dreaming, doing, flourishing.
Scholars possess a love of learning. A constant need to know more, how, why. By equipping students with the tools to think, write, reason, create, and question, Prairie ensures that seniors are not only prepared to produce, but sought after by the best schools in the nation.
Performing and Visual Arts remain vital components of a Prairie education. From age three on students are singing, acting, drawing and creating. By Middle School and Upper School they are ready to take the stage or exhibit pieces at local galleries.
Coming together as a group to lift that trophy is the goal of every team, but at Prairie, we want our athletes to achieve other things as well: a healthy lifestyle, the satisfaction that comes with giving your all, selflessness. These are attributes instilled from earliest ages on.
Prairie students are active and engaged in the world around them. They are eager to make their school and community better places. Whether it's participating in a day of service, spearheading an iPods for Alzheimer's initiative, or engaging in the local political process, Prairie is growing leaders.
  • Serving over 600 students in Early School through Grade 12, Prairie provides a college-preparatory curriculum that combines challenging academics, comprehensive fine and creative arts, and a strong athletic program.
  • The 22-acre campus is surrounded by meadowlands overlooking Lake Michigan, and also houses the state-of the-art Johnson Athletic Center.

School News

  • Hole-In-One Mania - 05/16/2017 - Like no other, this year has had more than its share of thrilling moments for Prairie golfers. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AdvancED
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 614 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Prairie School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,100
Tuition Notes Program Tuition Early School – 5 Full Days $8,950 Kindergarten – 5 full days $9,950 Grades 1 - 6 $14,465 Grades 7 - 12 $15,465
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Admissions Director Molly Lofquist Johnson
Admissions Associate Callie Atanasoff

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Choir, Fencing, Fine Arts - Painting, Glassblowing, Photography, Forensics, French Club, Honor Committee, Key Club, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model OAS, Model UN, Orchestra/Jazz Ensemble, School Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Student Advisory Board, Student Government, Sustainability Committee, Theatre Arts - Acting, Technical, Directing, Wilderness Band, Choir, Fencing, Forensics, French Club, Key Club, Math Club, Model OAS, Model UN, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Wilderness, Fine Arts - Painting, Glassblowing, Photography,
Honor Committee,
Literary Magazine,
Orchestra/Jazz Ensemble,
School Newspaper,
Science Olympiad,
Student Advisory Board,
Student Government,
Sustainability Committee,
Theatre Arts - Acting, Technical, Directing,

School Notes

  • The Prairie School is a child-centered, college-preparatory day school whose mission is to educate our children, develop their individual talents, interests and abilities, and affirm their dignity and self-worth. We foster academic excellence, leadership and creativity, emphasizing individual success while also recognizing the importance of service to the community. We help young people develop their character: to grow as humane, tolerant, responsible, creative, well-schooled, and self-confident lifelong learners. We give students opportunities to succeed and experiences to help them grow - personally and academically.
























Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hales Corners
    St. Mary Parish School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 424 students
    18 miles
    9553 West Edgerton Avenue
    Hales Corners, WI 53130
    (414)425-3100
    18PK-8
    424
  • Racine
    Racine Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 192 students
    5 miles
    2317 Howe St
    Racine, WI 53403
    (262)637-7892
    5PK-8
    192
  • Racine
    Trinity Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 217 students
    2 miles
    2035 Geneva St 65
    Racine, WI 53402
    (262)632-1766
    2PK-8
    217
  • Oak Creek
    Grades: PK-12 | 54 students
    11.5 miles
    8519 South 13th Street
    Oak Creek, WI 53154
    (414)301-9319
    11.5PK-12
    54
  • Racine
    Wisconsin Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 169 students
    3.3 miles
    734 Villa Street
    Racine, WI 53403
    (262)633-7143
    3.3PK-8
    169

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
May 26, 2017
When you apply for a position at a private school, you need to use a slightly different approach than you would use if you were applying for a sales job somewhere.
May 25, 2017
The admissions essay is an important part of your child's admissions profile. Noodle Pros essay expert Kate Fisher offers some valuable tips about writing the admissions essay.
May 25, 2017
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Racine County, WI is $3,178 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).