Urban Prairie

Urban Prairie Photo #1 - 2nd grade class at UPWS
Urban Prairie Photo #1 - 2nd grade class at UPWS
  • Urban Prairie Waldorf is an innovative school with an engaged community.
  • Our students enjoy a comprehensive curriculum rich in academics, art, and foreign languages.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
Year Founded2009

Student Body

Total Students164 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeUrban Prairie Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,950
Tuition NotesSupply Fee: $500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,800
Admissions DirectorHeather Berhalter


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsSoccer, TennisSoccerTennis,

School Notes

  • Discover a school that is engaging, exciting, and inspiring.  Urban Prairie`s globally inspired, comprehensive curriculum includes:
  • Orchestra, Mandarin, Metalwork, Fine Arts, Spanish, Sports, Woodwork, Field Trips, Drama, Gardening, Chorus, Recess 
  • We value depth of learning, long-term capacities, and teachers who cultivate a strong relationship with students and parents.  Our students receive meaningful work that brings education to life.  They are equipped with the creativity and mental agility necessary to conquer tomorrow`s challenges. Visit our school to see for yourself why Waldorf is the fastest growing private school movement in the world.

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