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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.




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No School (Education MN Conference)
Thursday/Friday, October 15 & 16, 2015

Board Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:00pm

Picture Retake Day
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

No School-Teacher Work Day
November 9, 2015

Give to the Max Day
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Board Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:00pm

No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, November 25, 26, 27, 2015


Board Approved Calendar for 2015-2016 School Year