Giving (under construction)

What is the Prairie Fund?

Like every independent school, Prairie relies on donations to balance the budget – a budget that supports all of our academics, arts, and athletics. The Prairie Fund provides our school with the funding to sustain innovative curriculum, pay our teachers, and ultimately create a sustainable future.

You can make a difference with a gift to the Prairie Fund!

Your gift to the Prairie Fund leads to inspiration and achievement at Prairie School. Generosity from our current families, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, corporations, and friends of Prairie affect the entire School, ensuring its physical health and academic vitality.

Frequently Asked Questions

I already pay tuition. Why should I give to the Prairie Fund?

  • We spend $18,819 to educate each student. Our highest tuition is $15,465. We need to fund this gap.
  • A gift to the Prairie Fund is tax-deductible.
  • Corporations and foundations look at parent participation when considering gifts to the school.
  • Your participation – no matter the amount – is a vote of confidence in our school.
  • It is a great way to thank a teacher. Your participation sends an important message of support to our faculty

How much should I give?

Whatever works for you! Our primary goal is to have100% parent participation. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference!

Giving Gains

Participation by Group

Faculty 100%
Board of Trustees 100%
Primary School 10%
Middle School 20%
Upper School 25%
Total Parent Giving 55%

Primary School

Primary School
Early School
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade

Middle School

Primary School
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Upper School

Primary School
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade