*Still Accepting Applications for 2020-2021

Applications are accepted after the due date on a rolling basis and based on availability. 

To APPLY, click on the school level below, and create a student profile in Ravenna, our web-based application service. Under “General,” go-to “School Directory” and select Urban Prairie Waldorf School. There will be a green button labeled “APPLY.” Complete all the required fields and questions, then click the “Go to Pay & Submit” button to the above right. You will then be prompted to pay the application fee. 

If you have completed the application form and the button does not turn green, please re-open the form and click on “Highlight Missing Questions” at the top center of the form. Scroll through the form to see if any questions are highlighted. If not, please email Ravenna Solutions directly at

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

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