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.
Winter Break--December 23, 2013 to January 5, 2013
School Resumes Monday January 6, 2013
Open House for interested families
Sunday February 16, 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm
We will hold an open house at school for families who are interested in learning more about our school. Come and visit with teachers and our director. You will have an opportunity to ask questions you may have about our school. Our director will talk about progressive education and the mission of our school.
SAVE THE DATE! Friday March 21, 2014@ Great Hall on the Carleton Campus “It’s Owl Good!
Helping Prairie Creek Kids Get Wiser Every Year.”