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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.

Kindergarten Orientation
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Last name beginning with:
A-J   9:00am Session 1
K-Z 10:30am Session 2
Board Meeting
Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm

May Day Celebration
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The schedule is as follows:
9:45am          Gather in gym
10:15am        Parade
10:30am        May-Pole Dance
11:00am        Picnic Lunch
12:00pm        Clean up & children return to class

Child Care for Conference Days
Child care is available for families that need care on the conference days in May.  Child care is available from 7:30am-5:45pm on both Thursday, May 17, 2018 & Friday, May 18, 2018.  The cost of care is $30/per child per day.  Click here to sign your child/ren up for care.  Please send your check to the office after you have completed the online sign-up.