Our Accreditations

Accreditation is important because it holds schools to rigorous standards in every area of school life. The accreditation process engages the entire school community, bringing it together to affirm its mission, identify areas of strength and weakness, and articulate plans for improvement. The accreditation process culminates with an extensive examination of each school by a visiting team of experts every seven years. Accreditation is a helpful indicator of quality.

The Prairie School is accredited by the following two organizations:


Advanced Ed insists on a relentless pursuit of excellence – for itself and for the institutions it accredits. Their comprehensive process aligns accreditation with accountability, emphasizing learner outcomes when evaluating institutional quality. Advanced Ed collaborates with over 32,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. Learn More …


The Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) is a membership organization of more than 230 independent schools from 13 states in the U.S. Midwest region. Prairie shares an accreditation with only 11 other schools in the state of Wisconsin. The school community also has access to professional growth programs that demonstrate and teach best practices in independent education. Learn More …

Memberships & Affiliations

The Prairie School is proud to partner with local and national organizations that support education at all levels. The organizations below serve our students, families, board members and faculty through professional development opportunities, scholarships, accessibility to educational resources and more!

(As of September 2017)

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS)

Advance Education, Inc. (AdvancED)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)

Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)

The College Board

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Independent Curriculum Group, Inc.

Independent School Data Exchange (INDEX)

Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS)

Independent School Management (ISM)

The Management Association (MRA)

Junior League

National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)

National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP)

National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP)

National Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project

North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvements (NCA CASI)

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Racine/Kenosha Area Chapter

Southeastern Wisconsin Educator Program (SWEP)

TEMPO Milwaukee

TEMPO Racine

Western Association for College Admission Counselors (WACAC)

Wisconsin Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC)

Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA)

Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)

Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS)

Wisconsin High School Forensics Association (WHSFA)

Wisconsin Historical Foundation