Prairie Creek Community School is a public charter school in rural south-central Minnesota. For more than 25 years, Prairie Creek teachers have been guided by the principles of progressive education, engaging our students in structured, meaningful work and authentic problem-solving. We currently have 180 K-5 students in nine mixed-grade classrooms.
Prairie Creek is located in Castle Rock, and is chartered by the Northfield School District. We draw students from neighboring towns and countryside. The school building sits on several acres of meadow and woodland, with a lively (and study-worthy) stream running across the northern border, a stand of larch trees to the south, spacious playing fields to the west, and a gravel road that connects to nearby farms to the east.
We welcome all students at Prairie Creek, and hold an admissions lottery every spring for our kindergarten and any openings in other grades.