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Prairie Creek Community School is a public, elementary charter school located in Castle Rock, Minnesota. Here,180 students and their teachers join together in passionate inquiry, project-based discovery, and hands-on learning.

We believe as John Dewey did that students construct their skilled understanding of the world from genuine experiences. They learn math as they run a bodega or quantify the day's recycling. They create their own courts and legislatures as they study government. They become scientists as they design bird-feeding stations and map the geography of the school's woods and meadows.

According to the principles of progressive education, children at Prairie Creek learn how to learn by doing. They pose questions, they wonder aloud, they bring their natural curiosities to the classroom for full consideration. Each school day provides them with real-world opportunities to explore, to inquire, to answerall the while supported by teachers who channel these ambitions into structured, creative projects and challenging lessons.

In philosophy and in practice, Prairie Creek's progressive curriculum invites students to roll up their sleeves and jump right in to learninglearning that recognizes their lives, during these few years and beyond, as intriguing
and collaborative adventures.

Volunteer Appreciation Gathering
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
We would like to take this time to thank our volunteers for all the hard work they do all year long to make our school the success it is!  We will have childcare available in the Art Room starting at 8:45am for PCCS students, please keep younger children with you in the gym.

Thursday, May 28    
School Board meeting 7pm

Friday, June 5          
Last day of school - early release at 12:30pm

Saturday, June 6      
Fifth Grade graduation ceremony 2-4pm

Lunch Volunteer Sign up link click

Library Volunteer Sign up link click here!

Board Approved Calendar for 2015-2016 School Year