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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.

Thursday, May 14 and Friday. May 15    
Conferences (No School)
Please plan on being available to conference with your child and teacher during these days.  It is very challenging for our teachers to schedule conferences outside of these two scheduled days. Child care will be available.
Click here to fill out the child care form

Monday, May 25        
Memorial Day (No School)

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

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 2015-2016 School Year