Urban Prairie Waldorf School

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

Urban Prairie Waldorf School is an independent elementary school located in the city of Chicago. We draw on a 95-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 on 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."

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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
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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

Community Fair, November 12


Sign up for a table today or just plan to come and shop super local from our parent-vendors.

Come and see how engaging and inspiring education can be.

Open House, October 22, 9:30am


Chili Cook-off, October 28, 5pm


Chili, cornbread, guacamole, and pie!!  Buy your tickets now!  

Parent Education Film Series, November 5, 7pm


Buy your tickets to Screenagers today!