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Serving children 18 months to 8th grade on a beautiful 12-acre campus near Lincoln, Nebraska.

The mission of Prairie Hill is to offer education in an atmosphere that promotes individual growth as well as caring for others and the Earth.

Prairie Hill is an independent nonprofit Montessori school founded in 1981. We are committed to environmental sustainability and are Nebraska’s first wind and solar powered school. The campus is focused on the outdoors with acres of open space, woods, trails and prairie. There is a big red barn with horses, cats and chickens. We enjoy and learn from our organic gardens and fruit orchard. The children's learning environments include a historic Farmhouse, new Meadow House, versatile Prairie House, and innovative Earth House.

Prairie Hill is a year-round learning center offering Montessori programs for children ages 18 months through 8th grade. There are just over 100 students on campus. The individual and small group Montessori instruction within multi-aged communities offers rich social and academic benefits to children. The children participate in planning and cooking healthy meals each day. Their hands-on learning extends to composting, recycling, caring for the animals and earth, as well as participating in service opportunities.


Our Lead Guides are all Montessori certified licensed teachers with advanced degrees and years of experience.


Prairie Hill Learning Center is an approved private school through the Nebraska Department of Education and a licensed childcare facility by the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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