Parent Guidelines

The Prairie School offers a unique, educational opportunity called Interim, which involves real-life activities outside the classroom. Prairie juniors and seniors devote two weeks at the end of the school year to Interim, when they engage in serious academic exploration and research career options as an intern. During this time, students do not attend their regular classes, and instead, take advantage of opportunities to explore careers or become involved in a community service activity.

Interim participants may decide on internships in medical labs and advertising agencies, wilderness backpacking in western national parks, or foreign travel with school-sponsored trips. Whatever their choice, testimonials from Prairie alumni demonstrate that Interim is one of the most valuable educational options offered by the School. This year, Interim is scheduled as follows:

  • Seniors: Monday, May 21 – Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Juniors: Tuesday, May 29 – Friday, June 8, 2018
Proposal dates for both juniors and seniors:
  • Initial proposal due: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Final proposal due: Friday, April 20, 2018

Please feel free to contact us with questions at any time.

Dr. Rebecca Wheeler, Senior Year Interim Coordinator:
[email protected]

Dr. John French, Junior Year Interim Coordinator
[email protected]