In the Fall of 2002, Racine families had a new choice in education.
Established under a charter from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Preparatory School is an independent public school of choice for Racine’s diverse student population. Its purpose is to help students thrive academically, personally and socially to prepare them to succeed as adults in 21st century American society.
The Preparatory School provides students an alternative for access to academic excellence, and success in a wide range of life choices. Our unique learning community prepares children of all backgrounds and learning styles for future achievement, opening the door for college and careers. Our student body reflects the community as a whole — culturally and economically diverse, and inclusive of children at risk of failure. The Preparatory School promotes student success through smaller class sizes, a focus on the learning needs of each student enrolled, and a strong culture that sets high expectations for everyone involved.
The Preparatory School opened in the 2002-2003 school year and serves 460 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th. Centrally located among diverse neighborhoods, the renovated 55,000 square-ft. school building is designed to promote learning for the future, including state-of-the-art, wireless computer technology, and a piano keyboard lab. The Preparatory School is truly a neighborhood-based school, building strong bonds with the community, including Next Generation Now and with the many community resources located in proximity to the school.