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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.
Parent Education Evening
The Method to the Math at Prairie Creek
February 23, 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm

Board Meeting

Thursday, February 25, 2016 

Lottery Application Deadline

Thursday, March 10, 2016

True Colors Art Event
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Board Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Save the Date!  Annual Auction

Friday, March 18, 2016
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Spring Break-No School
March 21-28, 2016
School resumes on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Kindergarten Orientation

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Music Concert
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ Northfield Middle School

Board Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2016

May Day Celebration
Friday, April 29, 2016