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  • Convocation: Looking Ahead to a Year of Possibility

    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

    Small & Mighty: Why Class Size Matters

    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

    True North: Camp Manito-Wish Offers Perfect Starting Spot

    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

    Curly and Compassionate

    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

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.