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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.

Annual Auction
Great Hall, Carleton College
March 20, 2015 6:00pm-9:30pm

No School-Spring Break

March 23-March 20
School resumes on Tuesday, March 31, 2015!

Food Farm Fun!  Summer Camp
Session 1: June 15-19, 2015
Session 2: June 22-26, 2015
Drop off 8:30am-9:00am
$195 per session, includes one all-day field trip
Click here to register
Click here to view flyer!

Lunch Volunteer Sign up link click

Library Volunteer Sign up link click here!

Board Approved Calendar for 2014-2015 School Year