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  • Dr. Coffman Delivers State of School Address

    On February 2nd, before a packed Hilpert Room, Dr. Coffman took to the podium and delivered his 2017 State of the School address. “People sometimes ask why Prairie exists,” he said to open his remarks.  “The school exists to build … Continue reading

    Sandy Freres Retiring at Year’s End

    After a brilliant 35-year career, Sandy Freres, legendary Prairie School Athletic Director, has announced her intention to retire following the 2016-17 school year. “Sandy’s passion for our students is beyond compare,” said Dr. Nat Coffman, Head of School. “Her presence … Continue reading

    Bonding Over the Chess Board

    It was a meeting of the chess-focused minds on December 13th as 3rd and 4th graders from TPS hosted their guests from Racine Montessori for the first of two bi-annual matches. Chess-Ed, an after-school highlight amongst students since 2005, is … Continue reading

    Nich Schafer Named Boys’ Tennis Coach

    Prairie has announced Nich Schafer as the new head coach for the boys’ tennis program. Schafer, who has served as head girls’ coach since 2000, will now also take over a boys’ program that, for five plus decades, was overseen … Continue reading




Serving students from age 3/pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, The Prairie School in Racine, Wisconsin, is one of the finest private, independent, college preparatory day schools in the United States. We develop confident, creative, responsible leaders through rigorous academic programs -- complemented by an array of extracurricular offerings in athletics and the arts -- that focus on the whole child. Our students hail from throughout Southeastern Wisconsin -- Kenosha, Oak Creek, Franklin, Union Grove and Somers -- as well as Northern Illinois.

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