Prairie Crossing Charter School
The widely-acclaimed Prairie Crossing Charter School is an innovative public elementary school with an emphasis on environmental education and global citizenship. 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 in Prairie Crossing.
The Illinois State Board of Education chartered PCCS in December 1998, and the school currently serves children from kindergarten through eighth grade. In 2005 the Charter School debuted the new Comstock Building, which achieved LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council for its environmentally-friendly features and healthy interiors. Click here for additional information about the PCCS buildings.
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. Click here for additional information about the Prairie Crossing Charter School and to contact the school.