A Public Tuition-Free Charter School

Palouse Prairie Charter School is a publicly-funded charter school in Moscow, Idaho serving approximately 190 students between Kindergarten and 8th Grade. PPCS opened in 2009 with the mission, “…to engage the children and the community of the Palouse in a rigorous and collaborative education of the highest standards by fostering a spirit of inquiry, a persistence towards excellence, a responsibility for learning, and an ethic of service.”


Our Shared Mission

The mission of Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning is to engage the children and the community of the Palouse in a rigorous and collaborative education of the highest standards by fostering a spirit of inquiry, a persistence towards excellence, a responsibility for learning, and an ethic of service.

Our Shared Values

Our actions and decisions, as students, educators, and administrators, are guided by the following values:

  • Civic engagement
  • A physically safe and emotionally caring environment
  • Discovery and reflection
  • Autonomy and the ability to collaborate in groups
  • A connection with the natural world
  • Responsibility to one another and to the world around us
  • Diversity and multiple perspectives are solicited and welcomed.
  • Ethical and sustainable practices
  • On-going improvement through self-reflection

Our Shared Vision

The Palouse Prairie School provides an inclusive, respectful and supportive learning environment that nurtures the individual as a thoughtful participant in our local and global community.