As a standout student-athlete at Prairie, Alana Trotter ’06 became used to performing in front of crowded gymnasiums. So, when the internal medicine doctor and entrepreneur returned to campus as the guest speaker at Prairie’s year-opening Convocation on September 11th, … Continue reading
It is a typical Friday outside of Susan Holum’s 1st Grade classroom at The Prairie School: parents milling in the hallways, teachers greeting their students, and a cacophony of excited young voices providing the morning’s soundtrack. At 8:45, the class … Continue reading
It’s been 22 years since the Upper School went to Camp Manito-wish in Boulder Junction, WI for the first time. Prior to that, US faculty facilitated their own outdoor education course, but without proper training it was a challenge. When … Continue reading
Walk past the Primary School office and all signs point to a normal day: telephones ringing, faculty meetings, the click-clack of keyboards. Open the small wooden door, though, and you’ll find an army of blue and red plaid skirts sitting … Continue reading
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Testimonials from Students, Teachers, Parents & Alumni
Artist in Residence, Class of 1973
"I like the little things at Prairie. It is and always has been about the kids. I like when the little wee wogs knock on the dining room windows to see what is new. It is always fun and informative when I talk to them about what I am up to. In return, they share their opinions about my work, and I couldn’t be more appreciative."
Class of 2006
"My Prairie experience prepared me for college, which in turn prepared me for my career. As a writer, I learned the foundation of putting together a solid story in the Prairie classrooms. And while I dreaded our yearly research papers, I still utilize the skills I learned from that writing and researching process today."
"I am amazed by the courteous, professional manner of the faculty members, impressed by the behavior of the students, and pleased with the high expectations set for all."
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.