Why Prairie?

The Prairie School in Wind Point, WI, is one of the finest private, independent, college preparatory day schools in the United States.

Prairie serves students from Early School/Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, developing educated, poised, confident, creative, and responsible leaders through rigorous and demanding academic programs that enhance individual talents and abilities.

We believe a well-rounded education is the key to lifelong success. Our students are encouraged to pursue and achieve excellence in all things. Here your son or daughter will realize their dreams as a scholar, artist, athlete and leader.

By capitalizing on the countless opportunities available to them at Prairie, every single student shapes an experience that prepares them to enter the next phase of their life capable and confident.

In a fast, relentless world where jobs and careers are continually evolving, Prairie graduates are creative problem solvers and outstanding communicators able to thrive in whatever endeavor they choose.

This is where your child will be exposed to an unmatched array of topics and ideas. Where they will learn to create, collaborate and communicate. Where they will become equipped with the tools to think, reason, write and question.

This is where your child will take ownership of their dreams while chasing down their passions.

This is Prairie.

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Our breadth of curriculum and our innovative faculty foster the development of leaders for the 21st century. We realize that every child is unique. As a result, we cultivate and nurture each student’s personality, perspective, and dreams so that they reach their true potential as students, thinkers, and individuals.

Through our philosophy we call the “7 A’s,” Prairie School shapes Academic, Artistic, Athletic, Altruistic, Active, Accountable, and Adaptable future leaders who stand ready for the challenges of tomorrow.

Our program enables students to springboard to some of the finest colleges and universities. In 2017, our graduating seniors were offered merit-based scholarships totaling $12.5 million dollars from numerous colleges, corporations, and local organizations.

Prairie’s integration of technology into every level of the curriculum prepares students to be leaders in today’s technological world. Our iPad One-to-One program demonstrates how we leverage educational technology to enhance the quality of a child’s experience.

The accessibility of faculty and staff is a great source of parent satisfaction here at Prairie. Through direct faculty interaction, parent meetings, newsletters, and electronic communications, Prairie continually reinforces its commitment to the educational triangle comprised of student, parent, and school. Communication breeds success.

Our nationally recruited, regionally renowned, and dedicated faculty are exceptionally trained and passionate about teaching. Small class sizes and a nurturing environment ensure personal attention for each student. Our faculty hold advanced degrees, and we advocate continuing professional development through our ongoing faculty enrichment program.

Prairie offers a variety of programs, clubs, and artistic and athletic opportunities to balance and enhance the educational experience – performing arts, service organizations, sports, and more. To learn more, you can contact our Admissions Office at 262.752.2525, complete our online inquiry form or plan to visit us on campus.

The majority of Prairie students live in Racine and Kenosha, WI and the suburbs of southern Milwaukee. We also have many families who reside in Northern Illinois. The School also has a significant representation of students from 12 foreign countries.

  • Total number of students: 611
  • Average class size: 17
  • Student-to-faculty ratio by Division:Primary School: 5:1
    Middle School: 4:1
    Upper School: 6:1

Enrollment by School Division

  • Primary School (ES-Grade 4): 178
  • Middle School (Grades 5-8): 163
  • Upper School: 270