Celebrate Palouse Prairie Charter School’s Past and Contribute to Our Future
When Palouse Prairie opened its
doors in the fall of 2009, a class of
kindergarten students walked into their
very first classroom with wide eyes and
open hearts. This year, 2022, Palouse
Prairie Charter School’s very first CREW
of kindergarteners will graduate from
high school. To celebrate this landmark
moment, we caught up with some of
these students to discuss the impact of
their time at Palouse Prairie and their
plans for the future.
“PPCS instilled in me a love of learning and a fascination with the world that enriches every aspect of my learning.”
Isabella will be attending the University of Idaho next year. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, a master’s degree in library science, and hopes to one day work at the Library of Congress or the Smithsonian.
“Palouse Prairie opened up a whole variety of unique opportunities for me in the form of expeditions, experts, and adventures. Palouse Prairie showed me how my work and learning impacted the real world, developing a sense of connection to my work, community, and creating a passion for change. The tight-knit dynamic of my small class was also special, creating bonds that I still can rely on today.”
Julia will be attending the University of Montana in the fall. She plans to major in psychology and languages and says that above all else, her main goal is to make a positive impact in her community.
“I think PPCS prepared me well for adult conversations with teachers and communicating well with my peers. I appreciate the values that they instilled in us, I feel like I unconsciously use those values every day.”
Madeline is going abroad to teach English for a semester before going to Boise State University.
“Your PPCS student is going
into an educational
their education, both
academically and socially,
are the soul purpose and
goal of the teachers, staff,
“The world is a lot bigger
than you think it is.”
Isaiah will be going to
college to study civil
Why Palouse Prairie Charter School?
Hear from our former students.
PPCS had humble beginnings in a former furniture store building. Our building didn’t yet have real walls, but our school had a lot of joy and determination. We started out with classrooms for kindergarten through fifth grade, and about 70 students. Since then we’ve added a thriving middle school program, increased the population to approximately 200 students, purchased land, and built a new school. Through diligent emphasis on both joy and rigor in learning, PPCS has become a Top Performing school in the state of Idaho, and one of only 43 Credentialed EL schools in the nation. We consistently rank at the top of our region’s schools in terms of standardized test scores, despite never “teaching to the test.” Our students are known for being critical rigorous thinkers, persistent questioners, brave adventurers, compassionate citizens, and engaged community members.
Donate to Support the Future of Palouse Prairie
With your help, PPCS will continue to provide amazing educational opportunities, expeditions that focus on inquiry and service, and adventures that allow our students to experience and appreciate nature. Help us celebrate Palouse Prairie’s journey so far and set the stage for our new adventures
by making a donation today. Your contributions make it all possible!