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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.
Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

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Education MN Conference-No School
Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21

Board Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Teacher Workday-No School (Imagine Conference @ PCCS)
Monday, November 7, 2016

Picture Retake Day
November 2, 2016

Give to the Max Day
November 17, 2016

Board Meeting
November 17, 2016


Prairie Creek is hosting a one day conference for educators, pre-service teachers, and administrators on November 7, 2016. For more information click here