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.

Lost & Found

Claim Your Lost Items!

Please follow this link to view a slideshow inventory of our Lost and Found items.

To claim your item, please email dani.ruiz@urbanprairie.org and include the item name(s). We will donate any leftover items following the winter break.

Lost & Found

Latest News & Updates

Green Ribbon School

Green Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education Names Urban Prairie Waldorf School 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Urban Prairie Waldorf School in Chicago, IL, is one of three schools in Illinois among the 2022...

Geography In Lower School

Geography In Lower School

Geography in grades one, two, three, and four begins close to the child. It acquaints the child with home surroundings, proceeds to local geography, and by the end of grade four, expands to include the geography of the whole region, whether it be a state or a unified micro-region.