Life at Urban Prairie Blog

One of our core philosophies at Urban Prairie is that it is a community effort to educate and support children as they grow and develop. An important part of that is communication between our school and our families. Our Life at Urban Prairie blogs part of that communication, helping us share with you what is happening at school, what your children are learning, and why and how they are learning it. We have a few different categories of news and blog posts, so be sure to check them all out!

Latest News & Updates

How to Prepare Your Student for 1st Grade Over the Summer

How to Prepare Your Student for 1st Grade Over the Summer

Written by Mat Riendeau - Urban Prairie Waldorf School teacher Spring is making its way into summer, and before we know it, Fall will be upon us. One of the beautiful aspects of summer vacation is that it is, well, summer vacation. In the rhythm of the year, it is a...

Science in the Waldorf Curriculum

Science in the Waldorf Curriculum

Did you know that 42% of Waldorf high school graduates go on to major in science and math? This is significantly more than the national average. Science is central to the Waldorf curriculum, and the lessons begin in 1st grade. From the start, students are immersed in...

Chinese Calligraphy at UPWS

Chinese Calligraphy at UPWS

Both an art form as well as the traditional form of writing throughout East Asia, Chinese calligraphy employs special brushes, which Urban Prairie Waldorf Chinese Teacher, Xuefen (Glenda) Ding, tracked down and purchased in China. Using a specific vertical brush hold,...

The Zero Waste Vision

Richly woven throughout our curriculum is a deep love and reverence for Mother Nature, a rich habit life of taking care of the place where we learn, and the seeds for the next generation of environmental stewardship. Please take a moment to look around and notice...