Prairie Creek Community School--a public elementary charter school located in Castle Rock, Minnesota--is guided by the principles of progressive education, engaging our 180 elementary students in structured, meaningful work and authentic problem-solving in an atmosphere that celebrates creativity, respect, and rigorous academic inquiry.
At Prairie Creek, we believe that deep, purposeful learning moves well beyond the recitation of facts--that students construct their understanding of the world from genuine experiences.
For decades, Prairie Creek teachers have committed themselves to preparing children to be citizens of a changing world. Today, as was true of the day our school was founded in 1982, they teach students how to question and how to find answers to those questions. They develop classroom communities in which care and kindness trump competition. Students and teachers, together, do real work that has intrinsic value--work which nurtures the natural curiosity and creativity of our children, and which hones those skills so that they become effective researchers and problem solvers.
Prairie Creek owes its existence to a wide community of parents, grandparents and relatives, alumni, neighbors, educators, local businesses, and generous funders. We thank you--this community--for supporting Prairie Creek with your generous gifts!
For the full story, visit our new website at prairiecreek.org!