Urban Prairie Waldorf School

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Urban Prairie is fully engaged in a multifaceted distance learning program for all of our students. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information.

Preparing your child for the test that matters most.  Life.

Urban Prairie Waldorf School is an independent preschool and grade school located in the city of Chicago. We draw on a 100-year-old teaching tradition that engages the “whole child” — intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically — in time with the natural developmental stages of childhood.

We are focused on the person your child will become: curious, compassionate, self-reliant. With a solid moral foundation and critical-thinking skills, our graduates will be ready to excel academically and socially in the environment of their choosing.

The journey through the Waldorf grades will transform your child.  We invite you to take the first step.

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    "Education is not
    the filling of a bucket,
    but the lighting of a fire."

    William Butler Yeats
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    "All understanding
    begins with wonder."

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    "If you can give your son or daughter
    only one gift,
    let it be enthusiasm."

    George Bernard Shaw
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    "Waldorf education draws out
    the best qualities of young people."

    Gilbert Grosvenor
    President Emeritus
    Nation Geographic Society
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Urban Prairie Summer Camp

Fun in the Sun at UP

Early Childhood camp

Grades 1-5 camp



What's Happening at
Urban Prairie

Enrollment Webinars

Contact Jenn Zielinski at jenn.zielinski@urbanprairie.org  or 312.733.5337 for more information.


Looking for a toddler program option? We are growing.

Prairie Roots Early Childhood Classroom if Open and Space is available for the 2021-20 school year.