Urban Prairie Waldorf School

Preparing your child for the test that matters most.  Life.

Urban Prairie Waldorf School is an independent, Waldorf elementary school located in the city of Chicago. We draw on a 90-year-old teaching tradition that engages the “whole child” – intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically – in time with the natural developmental stages of childhood. We are focused not simply on the college your child will attend, but rather the person your child will become: curious, compassionate, self-reliant. With a solid moral foundation and critical-thinking skills, our graduates will be ready to excel academically and socially in the environment of their choosing.

The journey through the Waldorf grades will transform your child.  We invite you to take the first step:

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    "Education is not
    the filling of a bucket,
    but the lighting of a fire."


    William Butler Yeats
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    "All understanding
    begins with wonder."


    Goethe
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    "If you can give your son or daughter
    only one gift,
    let it be enthusiasm."


    George Bernard Shaw
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    "Waldorf education draws out
    the best qualities of young people."


    Gilbert Grosvenor
    President Emeritus
    Nation Geographic Society
Why Waldorf?

This video from our friends at Marin County Waldorf School, CA is a quick and enjoyable way to learn about Waldorf.

What's Happening at
Urban Prairie

Open Houses and Class Observations are filling up.  Sign up now!

 

Come and see how challenging, inspiring, and alive education can be.

Community Fair, November 15, 11am-2pm

 

Shop super-local as you get to know the families in our community.

 

Employment Opportunities @ UPWS

 

We are seeking a few exceptional individuals to join our teaching and administrative staffs. View our employment page for details.

Join the Crafters’ Guild Wednesday, November 12, from 8:30-10:30.

 

No experience is required, and you can bring your small children along.

Worm Composting Workshop

November 15, 1pm

 

In conjunction with the Community Fair, Cat Morris will lead a workshop about worm composting at home.