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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.

e 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.
Food Farm Fun 2017
First Session: June 12-16, 2017
Second Session: June 19-23, 2017

Camp runs from 9:00-3:00 daily.  Drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00.
Each session costs $195/child/  There is a $50 non-refundable deposit per child/per session due with registration.  Click here to register.  Click here to see the flyer with more details. 

Board Meeting
April 27, 2017 @ 7:00pm

May Day Celebration
Monday, May 1, 2017
9:45am Meet in Gym
10:00 Parade
10:30 May-Pole Dance/Folk Dancing  
12:00pm Clean up & children return to class

May Conferences-No School 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 & Friday, May 19, 2017
Childcare will be available for families who need all day care.  It will be open from 7:30am to 5:45pm both days.  The cost will be $30 per child per day, scholarships available.  You can make payment by sending your check to the office.    Click here to sign your child up.  Registration closes on May 10.