Life at UPWS

The community is a key part of the Urban Prairie experience. You are joining an active community that supports one another and the school itself. 

Community Connections is an organization of parents, guardians, and family members that coordinate volunteer opportunities and classroom assistance. These efforts support the school’s administration, community building and parent education, and foster communication among families and the school’s governing bodies, including the Board of Trustees, faculty, and administration. 

Interested in getting more involved in the life of the school?  The Community Connection has a wide range of opportunities!

Contact Community Connections Today!

Whether you are a parent, guardian, caregiver, or friend of the school, we could use your helping hands and heart! Contact community connections to see how you can get involved.

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,...