Welcome to Prairie

What Does It Mean To Be Part Of Prairie?

It means learning and thriving in a community without preconceived notions of who you ought to be, but has great expectations of what you can do

It means enabling students to discover their passions while fostering a love of learning and the desire to know more. It means taking advantage of unique and ever-evolving opportunities – discovering the intricacies of glass blowing; writing poetry and competing at the national level; participating on state-championship athletic teams where no-cut policies allow for growth and exploration; and demonstrating leadership through activities like stream and water testing in third grade, or directing and starring in one-act performances in Upper School.

It means being inspired by a faculty that is passionate about a growth mindset, both for themselves and their students. It is creating and collaborating in a classroom where students are known, valued, supported, and challenged.

It means that we are all in this together – students, families, and faculty – to construct a limitless learning environment for each and every child.

We can tell you so much more about what sets Prairie apart, but we invite you to come to campus and experience it all for yourself. It will be the visit that changes your child’s life.

Molly Lofquist Johnson, Senior Director of Admission

Callie Atanasoff, Director of External Relations

Meet the Admission Team

Molly Lofquist Johnson

Molly Lofquist Johnson

Senior Director of Admission

What kind of impact have you seen Prairie have on kids?

At Prairie, each student is encouraged to stretch themselves every single day.  Whether it’s shark dissection in 1st grade, 7th grade students traveling to Hannibal, Missouri to explore caves that inspired Tom Sawyer, or analyzing the language of melodic composition in AP Music Theory, our students are provided with endless opportunities to think both critically and creatively.

Callie Atanasoff

Callie Atanasoff

Director of External Relations

What is your favorite thing about introducing new people to Prairie?

There is usually a moment when a family member sees something that ignites a spark in their spirit — a student imagining themselves at a pottery wheel in the art room, a mother watching the creativity and innovation on display during a robotics demonstration. When I see that light come on, I know Prairie could be the place they call home.


ES = Early School (Age 3 Preschool - Kindergarten)

PS = Primary School (ES - 5th Grade)

MS = Middle School (6th - 8th Grade)

US = Upper School (9th - 12th Grade)

We invite you to watch the following videos to get a better sense of the creativity and collaboration that characterizes our community!

Spotlight Series

Investing in a Prairie Education

Primary School Science

Community at Prairie

Middle School Readiness

Leadership Opportunities

Upper School Athletics

College Counseling

View the Entire Prairie Video Gallery

Experience a Virtual Open House!

Primary School (Age 3 - 5th Grade)

Middle School (6th - 8th Grade)

Upper School (9th - 12th Grade)

The Admission Process

After these steps are complete, the student’s file is reviewed and an admission decision can be made.

Where is Prairie?

Where is Prairie?

4050 Lighthouse Drive

Wind Point, WI 53402

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the village of Wind Point, WI, Prairie welcomes families from all over Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. We’re proud to offer private bussing as far as Franklin and Oak Creek to the north, and Kenosha to the south.