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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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School will be CLOSED on Friday, February 24, 2017

Board Meeting 
Thursday, February 23, 2017  7:00pm  CANCELED

Open House
Sunday, February 26, 2017   2:00pm-4:00pm
A chance to tour the school and ask teachers and the director any questions you might have about Prairie Creek.  

Admission Application Deadline
Thursday, March 9, 2017

True Colors Art Event

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring Picture Day
Wednesday, March 15, 2017  

Board Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2017   7:00pm

PCCS Auction-Save the Date

Friday, March 17, 2017
Auction donations are welcome through Tuesday, February 14.  The the online auction will begin on Sunday, March 5.