Who We Are
Imagine a small school, nestled in the open prairie, with a goal to instill lifelong learning in all its students. Envision a learning environment that is warm, caring, and focused on the needs of each individual student. Picture education as a collaborative experience, recognizing the value that students, parents, teachers, staff, and subject experts can add to the learning process. Visualize students who spend part of each day outdoors, learning experientially from their natural environment. And add to that the knowledge that these students gain regarding how to care for themselves and the earth, an understanding that they can have the power to make a positive impact on our world. This is Prairie Crossing Charter School.
This is Prairie Crossing Charter School—a free public school with admission by application and lottery, serving the Fremont (#79) and Woodland (#50) school districts. Prairie Crossing Charter School is an innovative public charter school offering students an academic curriculum centered on the environment. PCCS is the only free public school in the state of Illinois with such a charter. Any student enrolled in the Fremont (#79) or Woodland (#50) school districts is eligible for admission. Learn more about enrollment at Prairie Crossing Charter School.