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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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School Board Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00pm

No School-Teacher workday
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No School-Thanksgiving Break
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, 2014

Parent Education Evening  
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Northfield therapist Nancy Gregerson will present on Helping Children Navigate Friendship Issues.

Special Persons' Day 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

School Board Meeting
Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:00pm

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Library Volunteer Sign up link click here!

Board Approved Calendar for 2014-2015 School Year