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Prairie Creek Community School
Street Address 27695 Denmark Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
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Phone 507-645-9640
Grades Served K-5
Enrollment # 177
District # 4090
Congressional District 2
Legislative District 57A
Authorizer Northfield Public School District

Programmatic Focus

Progressive education, child-centered, community-based


Prairie Creek is a community school

Families, teachers, staff, and students collaborate to create a joyful and challenging climate for learning. We work to build an inclusive environment to which all belong. We embrace the experiences, identities, and perspectives that we all bring.

Prairie Creek is a child-centered school

Children discover their power in an experiential learning environment. We honor the whole child and attend to the well-being of each individual - socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. We strive to know children deeply and assure them of their value.

Prairie Creek is a progressive education school

We are committed to inquiry, innovation, and reflective practice. We support children in developing the skills and habits of mind that cultivate a lifelong love of learning. We share our philosophy and practice with others and learn from them.

Prairie Creek works to make the world a better place

We engage in democratic decision-making and problem-solving where children are empowered to speak their voice and effect change in pursuit of a just and compassionate world. We challenge and prepare one another to understand and actively resist racism and other societal injustices. We nurture a close connection with nature and promote environmental stewardship.


Opened Fall, 2002

Awards & Recognition

Simon Tyler - Charter School Leadership Award - 2021
Minnesota Charter School Innovation Award - 2018
MDE School Finance Award - 2012, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021


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Simon Tyler, Director


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