About Us

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.


Our Mission

The Prairie School is a child-centered, college-preparatory day school whose mission is to educate our children; develop their character; nurture their individual talents, interests, and abilities; and affirm their dignity and self-worth.

We foster academic excellence, leadership, creativity and environmental responsibility, emphasizing individual success while teaching the value of service to our local and global communities.


Fast Facts

  • Total number of students: 624
  • Average class size: 17
  • Primary School: 4:1
  • Middle School: 5:1
  • Upper School: 6:1
  • Primary School (ES-Grade 4): 176 students
  • Middle School (Grades 5-8): 175
  • Upper School (Grades 9-12): 272
  • Merit-based college scholarship $ earned by Class of 2017: 12+ million 

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Inside the Numbers

Where Students are Known and Valued, Supported and Challenged

Our broad curriculum and master faculty foster the development of leaders for the 21st century by exposing students to diverse range of ideas, teaching methods, and learning opportunities. 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 scholars, artists, athletes and leaders.

Our nationally recruited, master faculty are, without exception, passionate about teaching. Small class sizes and a nurturing environment ensure personal attention for each student. Nearly half of our faculty hold advanced degrees, and we devote significant resources to their professional development.

Our faculty prides itself on the ability to build strong relationships with both students and parents. Through direct faculty interaction, parent meetings, newsletters, and electronic communications, Prairie continually reinforces its commitment to these partnerships.

With virtually every graduate attending a four-year college or university, College Counseling helps students consider their options early. College counseling begins freshman year when our counselors provide students and families with the guidance needed to start the selection process. With over 70+ schools visiting campus annually, and with plentiful one-on-one sessions to explore a student’s abilities, skills and interests, College Counseling is committed to ensuring every child makes an informed and confident decision about the next phase of their educational career.

Prairie offers a variety of co-curricular opportunities for every age group to balance and enhance the educational experience – performing arts, service organizations, athletics, and more.