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

Are you interested in learning more about Urban Prairie?


Please join us for our next Open House on Saturday, December 12, or Class Observation on Tuesday, December 15.

One Book, One Community


Our next book study of Kim John Payne’s The Soul of Discipline is Thursday, November 19th, at 7pm.  We’ll cover pages 80-155.


Join us for Experience UP where you will have the opportunity to be the student!  Enjoy sample classes taught by UPWS teachers.  Sign up today to reserve your space and select your classes.


Experience UP, Saturday January 9, 8:30am-12:30pm