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.
Accordingto the principles of progressive education, children at PrairieCreek learnhow to learn by doing. They pose questions,they wonder aloud, they bring their natural curiosities to the classroom forfull consideration. Each school day provides them with real-world opportunities to explore, to inquire, to answer—all 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 learning—learning that recognizes their lives, during these few years and beyond, as intriguing
and collaborative adventures.
Parent Education Night Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Mary Upham - PCCS parent and PCI Certified Parent Coach will talk about weaving a stronger bond with your child. There is no child care available during this evening event.
Coffee and cookies at 7:30pm, program from 8:00pm-9:00pm.
Now Accepting Applications for
2014-2015 School Year We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Please fill out anapplication here (Aplicación para Admisión) Mail or bring your application to the school. The deadline for accepting applications is Thursday, March 13, 2014 with our lottery taking place on Monday, March 17, 2014. If you have any questions please contact the office at 507.645.9640.
Spring Break-March 24-28
Teacher work day March 31-No school for students
School Resumes on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
We hope you can attend Prairie Creek Community Schools'
annual auction fundraiser on Friday, March 21, 2014 @ Carleton College's Great Hall. It will be a HOOT! Doors open at 6:00 pm Silent Auction from 6:00 - 8:00 Live Auction begins at 8:30
Win an iPad! Raffle tickets, $5
Live Hootenanny music, cash bar, and appetizers will be served.