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."

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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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Why Waldorf?

This video from our friends at Marin County Waldorf School, CA is a quick and enjoyable way to learn about Waldorf.

What's Happening at
Urban Prairie




We are busily preparing our new home (1310 S. Ashland) and will start the school year there in September 2018.

Urban Prairie is expanding to include a Waldorf Early Childhood program!


Apply today to reserve your space.

Questions?  Email admissions@urbanprairie.org

Parent Education Event:  “Executive Functioning” with Mary Jo Oresti


Wednesday, March 21, 6:30pm


World Festivals and Astronomy

with Michael D’Aleo

Buy tickets  now!