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.

Employment Opportunities @ UPWS

 

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

Experience UP, February 7

 

See for yourself why Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.  Teachers will lead parents through several sample classes.  Get ready to think on your feet!  RSVP now as space is limited.

Advent Spiral 

Wednesday, December 17, 6pm-7pm

As the darkest days fall upon us, the festival of the winter garden celebrates our inner light. Family and community members are invited to walk the Advent Spiral.