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The cornerstone of the Prairie Crossing Charter School is excellence in education, grounded in experience of the local environment. The curriculum draws upon the students' hands-on experiences in the school's natural setting of prairies and wetlands and at the Prairie Crossing Farm.
The Illinois State Board of Education chartered PCCS in December 1998, and the school is currently in its sixth year, serving over 200 children from kindergarten through eighth grade. A new building was opened in January 2005 that enabled the school to expand to eighth grade.
The Illinois State Board of Education chartered PCCS in December 1998, and the school currently serves over 200 children from kindergarten through eighth grade. In 2005 the Charter School debuted the new Comstock Building, which recently achieved LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council for its environmentally-friendly features and healthy interiors.
The school is open to all students in the Woodland (#50) and Fremont (#79) Districts, the two districts that serve the Prairie Crossing community. All Prairie Crossing residents are eligible to apply, though living at Prairie Crossing does not guarantee admission. If there are more applications than openings in a class, admission is determined by a lottery held in March each year.
If one child in a family is admitted, his or her siblings are admitted ahead of the lottery whenever space becomes available. For more information about the Prairie Crossing Charter School, please go to: http://www.prairiecrossingcharterschool.org or call (847) 543-9722.