Urban Prairie Waldorf School

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 95-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."


    Goethe
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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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Support Our School

Urban Prairie Waldorf School educates students for the changing future.  We invite you to be an important part of that effort.

 

What's Happening at
Urban Prairie

Our next Open House is Thursday, October 18, 8:30am.

 

Learn about our curriculum and see classes in action.  Sign up here.

Experience UP, November 10, 9:30am

 

Sign up today to be a student for a day!  This is one of our biggest events of the year–sign up today to reserve your spot.

Parent Community Meeting – find out about all of the parent activities at UPWS

 

Thursday, October 18, 7pm

Our newly-expanded Parent Child program starts back up in October with classroom and forest experience options!

 

Sign up today!