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 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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Early Childhood Summer Camp

We are currently accepting children into our half day (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) or full day (8:00 am – 3:30 pm) camp program. Sign up for a week or join us through August 2.

Click here to learn more.



What's Happening at
Urban Prairie

Simplicity Parenting Workshop

April 27 – May 18

Sign up here.


“Know Your Macronutrients”

Join us for an informative evening lecture about proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

April 29, 6pm

Our next Open House is

April 25, 8:30am

RSVP here.


Grandparents and Friends Day

We are excited to welcome our “extended family” for a fun afternoon on May 3.


RSVP here!