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Even at a physical distance, we are proud to introduce you and your family to Prairie. We encourage you to learn more about us through campus videos, connect with our team via email, schedule a tour, or even pick up the phone; wherever you are, however you wish to connect, we’re happy to talk to you about what makes Prairie such an incredible community. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
52%
Average Financial Aid
$7,700
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What does it mean to be part of Prairie?

It means learning and thriving in a community without preconceived notions of who you ought to be, but has great expectations of what you can do.

We are an aspirational school for aspirational families, where your student is known, valued, supported, & challenged.

The Prairie School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
19 responses
Average ACT
29
81 responses

Malone Schools Online Network (Upper School)

As one of the few schools in the country receiving a Malone Scholars Program endowment, Prairie is able to participate in the Malone Schools Online Network. This opportunity allows students to take live-time courses with peers from around the country in subjects like Ancient Greek, Creative Writing in the Digital Age, Medical Bioethics and Philosophy in Pop Culture.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Productions
    45%
  • Sports
    18%
  • Trips to other places (st. Louis, DC)
    18%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    603
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $9,550
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      A-
    Median Household Income
    $102,750
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,386
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $246,900
    National
    $184,700

    The Prairie School Reviews

    67 reviews
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    The teachers are awesome and so approachable! You can reach out to them with questions about almost anything ranging from academics to outside resources. The facilities are also very nice; the students are basically welcome to use anything and all the projects are supported, as long as a loose set of rules are followed. The social aspect of the student body at the school, however, can be a little iffy because everyone has known each other for a really long time -- sometimes it can be difficult on new kids to join the community.
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    People think they can't afford it, but Prairie gives financial aid based on your income. My kids couldn't go there without it! We're just average income people so we had to make changes to get the best education for them. We were totally surprised, and I still find it hard to believe, that parents, teachers, and everyone there helps raise money for financial aid for the families who need it! We've had teachers who cared about our kids like family. Like every school, Prairie has issues and improvements can be made. But, I liked it right away because it teaches what we teach our kids at home…respect others and be a problem solver. THANK YOU to those who suggested we just visit and apply! PLEASE don't assume you can't afford it. That's what we thought, too and we are definitely not the only people of average income there. I hope more families in the area just go see Prairie and apply!
    Prairie is an amazing school! I get asked all the time - is it worth it? Of course it is! I believe investing in my child’s education is the most important thing I can do. My child is excelling academically, making friends, learning life skills and truly growing into a respectful young person. Yes, it’s worth it and we are very pleased with our choice. It’s a financial stretch for us - but very much worth our investment! We made the absolute right choice.