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
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
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
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
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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.