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COVID-19 Update: We’re Here to Help You Get to Know Us

The independent school admission process is so personal, so reliant on time together – and at Prairie, we are finding ways to adapt and redefine what interaction currently means when it comes to falling in love with the school we hope you’ll call home.

In this time when we must distance ourselves physically, we have a new opportunity to connect with you and your family. We are excited about the future – about the doors opening for the 2020-2021 school year – and we want you to be part of that conversation. We encourage you to learn more about Prairie through our campus videos, connect with our team via email, schedule a Google Meet or Zoom video call, or even pick up the phone; we may be working from home, but we’re happy to talk to you about what makes Prairie such an incredible community. 

As we continue to navigate through this experience, we will update this page with any changes or alternatives to the admission process. We would also like this page to be a resource for you and your family: which websites are Prairie teachers recommending for at-home ideas and instruction? What do our classrooms look like in a virtual setting? 

Prairie faculty, students, and families are in this together, writing the newest chapter in our history – and we can’t wait for you to be part of our story, too.

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 Admission

The Admission Team

Meet Molly!

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.

Molly Lofquist Johnson
Senior Director of Admission
[email protected]
prairieschool.com

262.752.2525 

Meet Callie!

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.

Callie Atanasoff
Director of Admission
[email protected]
prairieschool.com

262.752.2531

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Admission

Process

Admission Process by Division

ES - 2nd Grade

  1. Complete and submit an application
  2. Schedule a visit day

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

3rd and 4th Grade

  1. Complete and submit application and additional materials including:
    1. Student questionnaire
    2. Records release
    3. Teacher reference (English)
    4. Teacher reference (Math)
  2. Schedule a visit day
  3. Complete placement testing

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

5th - 12th Grade

  1. Complete and submit application and additional materials including:
    1. Student questionnaire
    2. Records release
    3. Teacher reference (English)
    4. Teacher reference (Math)
  2. Schedule a visit day, which will include an interview with the Head of Middle/Upper School
  3. Complete placement testing

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

Calendar of Events

All-School Open House
Mon April 6th, 2020
6-8:00PM
PPD
 

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Where is

Prairie?

The Prairie School
4050 Lighthouse Drive, Wind Point, WI 53402

Communities within 10 miles

  • Mt Pleasant
  • Caledonia
  • Franksville
  • Racine

Communities within 20 miles

  • Burlington
  • Franklin
  • Kenosha
  • Oak Creek
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • South Milwaukee
  • Somers
  • Yorkville

Communities within 30 miles

  • Big Bend
  • Burlington
  • Greenfield
  • Greendale
  • Hales Corners
  • Milwaukee
  • Muskego
  • New Berlin
  • Union Grove
  • Waterford
  • Winthrop Harbor

Busing Opportunities

  • Racine Area
  • Kenosha Area
  • Oak Creek Area
  • Franklin Area
  • South Milwaukee Area

Why Prairie?