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Our educators come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Several have been teaching professionals for the majority of their career while others join us from a professional background relevant to the subject material being taught in the classroom. Educators at Boone Prairie have a passion for working with students on character, integrity and accountability.
Our delivery of the curriculum is a blended approach of Classical and Charlotte Mason. Students use pencils, paper and real books for their school work. As they advance to upper grades, they use technology as a tool for research and assembling assignments and projects. Their primary reading is still from books.
Boone Prairie offers Chess, Archery, Yearbook, Skiing/Snowboarding club, Outdoors Club (fishing, hiking, camping, shooting sports, kayaking)
Does your child play a sport or have a musical interest? There are many musical/theater/sports options available for students in our area. For further information, please let us know the interests during your visit with us.
"We are so glad to be part of the Boone Prairie family. We wanted a hands on educational experience without the dependence on electronics, focusing on using paper and pencil and blending good Christian beliefs into daily lessons. We love the hybrid schedule and being involved in our children's education. The teachers are very accessible and truly care about each student. We highly recommend Boone Prairie, not only for the curriculum, but for the wonderful community we have here at the school."
- Hilary, 1st and 3rd grade
Boone Prairie follows a classical model of education, but don’t let that scare you. It means students are taught to consider different sides of an issue and be able to form strong arguments for what they believe and communicate those well to others. They are taught to write well, through curriculum that is cohesive and that builds upon what they learned previously. Boone Prairie uses Singapore Math, which is a tried and tested math curriculum that boasts great graduate results. Science classes are hands-on with lots of experiments and students participation. Science fair happens yearly and gives students presentation skills and the ability to go in-depth into a topic that interests them. The yearly edible car race helps students learn teamwork, marketing, engineering and the fun of friendly competition. History and geography come alive for students as they prepare food from different countries, do projects, and have a yearly dress-up and experience history day. Each year, a different time period is covered based on the book series, “Story of the World,” which gives students a good foundation for understanding the world and how different cultures have affected it. Literature choices are tested classics and often follow the time period being studied, which gives synergy to their learning and helps it feel immersive. Students also have a weekly Bible study in the older grades, and follow a character building curriculum that is taught school-wide.
No matter if a student began their education at Boone Prairie, or is jumping in at a later grade, they will be challenged and grow in truly amazing ways. Students that have been underserved at previous schools can get remedial help so that they don’t get “passed along,” but can relearn and gain mastery for future success. My kids have thrived in this environment, that is challenging, but doable. As a past teacher at Boone Prairie, I have seen students struggle to adjust to a more rigorous curriculum and the expectation to participate in discussions, but they do it and transform and grow in amazing ways! You don’t know you can do it, until you try!
Clubs are available at different times of the year which include chess, skiing and archery. Last year, the school had their first annual Christmas Market where students could get a booth for free. I love the entrepreneurial spirit of the school. High school students can be involved in Yearbook and all HS students learn skills in the school store and are involved in the making of school “spirit” clothing. Field trips and outings are also a great way to get to know other students and their families in the summer and through the school year. Students who want more sports or music can find that in extra-curricular community or school programs.
Kids are kids. They are growing in their relationship skills and sometimes make mistakes. When my kids have made mistakes, they have been held accountable. That means they are told what their behavior might lead to, how it makes others feel and how that affects their reputation with other students and their parents. Bad behavior is not tolerated, but students get a chance to make things right. Parents are also made aware of problems so we can help address them on our side, as well. I have also gotten good feedback about my kids from teachers and school leadership. I feel informed and part of a team to raise my kids to be healthy, caring individuals who can maintain strong relationships with others.
My kids would never have tried out or gotten a chance to perform in plays in a bigger school, but with small class sizes, everyone who wants to be in the play, can be. So my kids have performed each year. I have seen them grow and develop and come out of their shells. They have also learned numerous songs and have had to prepare months in advance, and finally see it transform into something magical on “the big day.” I believe there are so many lessons learned in this process, including teamwork, dedication, consistency, and seeing something develop. This is one of the highlights of the year.
Bret and Shawna are two of the most giving people I’ve ever met. If you have a problem, they know resources, people, or ideas to help solve it and share those resources willingly. If your kid is having difficulties, they make sure teachers are listening and trying to help resolve them with you and the child. If your child is struggling academically, they are doing all they can to make you aware of the situation and problem solve with you. They give the tough love students and PARENTS need, through honest feedback. They have helped me be a better and stronger parent, and for that I am deeply grateful.
I have never felt as much at home in a community as I have at Boone Prairie. You can tell how many of the families care about their kids and about their kid’s education. They want a place where their kids can be raised with the children of like-minded parents, with tested curriculum and wholesome activities. I have enjoyed meeting and talking to parents at the various activities that are planned through Boone Prairie. So many are open and friendly. We even have parents praying several times a month on our campus for all of our kids! You won’t find that at most schools.
- Tara, 6th and 9th grade
Boone Prairie has been an incredible blessing to our family. We all love the hybrid schedule and smaller class sizes. My husband and I both observe our children being less stressed and more academically challenged. They appreciate several recesses throughout the school day for a mental pause, and really enjoy learning in the outdoor classrooms throughout the property in the warmer months. When questions or concerns arise, our daughters’ teachers and principal encouraged us to call their cell phone and all have been very engaged and responsive when we’ve done so.
Boone Prairie is more than a school to us, however. Parents are encouraged to be involved and present in the childrens’ lives, even in middle and high school, and I always feel welcomed by the teachers and staff when I’m at school. I really enjoy volunteering in the classroom each week, participating in special events, field trips, the PTO, and bi-weekly Prayer Group. My husband and I have met many wonderful families here. Did I mention the children are allowed to bring in homemade birthday treats for their class, or that Christmas is celebrated and Santa and Mrs. Claus come to school each December? Boone Prairie is a breath of fresh air and we are grateful to be a part of this amazing community.
- Christine, 6th and 7th grade
This is our 3rd year at Boone Prairie School. Our grandkids have been blessed with a wonderful education and we definitely love the feeling of community we feel here. We love the learning style, integrity and the fact that proficiency in all subjects is expected. A child will not be pushed through to the next concept if they aren’t proficient in what they are learning. I love that at any time, each teacher is available to answer questions and many have become like family. I love the hybrid schedule and we don’t ever feel alone on the days we homeschool. Someone is always available to help!! There are so many amazing extracurricular activities. Our grandson loves archery, and outdoor club, especially ski club. He is an snowboarder. Our granddaughter, who is 4 was also able to learn a love for skiing this year. There are so many things we love about Boone Prairie!!
- Mike & Jenn, grandkids 6th and PreK
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5175E 300 South, Whitestown, Indiana 46075, United States
Wednesday - Friday: 7:55 am - 3 pm