Throughout the admissions process, we hope to get to know your family better and provide you with an opportunity to discover our distinct Waldorf education and the school so many families find to be home.

If you have any questions, always feel free to contact Jenn Zielinski, Director of Enrollment Management at or 312.733.5337.

Begin the Application Process

Toddler Playgroup Registration

Early Childhood Application

Grade School Application

Application Inquiry Form

Non-discrimination Policy

Urban Prairie Waldorf School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We do not discriminate based on religion, national or ethnic origin, color, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or physical disability in the administration of our programs and activities or in our hiring, admissions, financial aid, or scholarship practices and policies. Urban Prairie is an equal opportunity employer. 

UPWS strives to be an affirming space.  The curriculum that we deliver offers students both a window into the experiences of others and a mirror to reflect their own life experiences.  We actively seek and welcome students and staff regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, or spiritual values. Urban Prairie does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ability, family composition, ethnic origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.

Our Programs

Parent & Child Programs

Play Groups for Toddlers

(1 – 2 1/2 Years Old)


Parent & Child Programs

Early Childhood

(2 1/2 – 6 Years Old)

Parent & Child Programs

Grade School 1 – 5

Parent & Child Programs

Middle School 6 – 8