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The eco-landscape of Prairie Crossing Charter School, a WRD Environmental project

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Prairie Crossing Charter School, Grayslake, IL

Client Profile

Prairie Crossing Charter School is a public school in the innovative Prairie Crossing conservation community that transforms children through academic discovery and interaction with natural, ecological, and community resources.

  • Create a campus master plan that supports the mission and vision of the school's eco-minded charter
  • Effectively manage construction of three new buildings 

Sample Results
  • An ecologically driven landscape that is a curriculum-based, hands-on learning lab for students while contributing to the school’s sustainability
  • The first school building in Illinois to be certified LEED Gold by the US Green Building Council
  • A readily accessible tool for integrating environmental studies and green building throughout the school’s curriculum
  • An ongoing relationship that has resulted in design charettes, school presentations on stormwater management and other events that use the school’s green building and eco-landscape as springboards
  • Recognition by the Center for Education Reform as one of the top 53 schools in the nation, thanks in part to its educational landscape

Learn more about Prairie Crossing Charter School.

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Lushness at Prairie Crossing Charter School

A student takes advantage of the outdoor learning lab provided by the school's sustainable landscape.