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Education

Sauk Prairie School District
It takes an exceptional educational system to produce exceptional citizens. Recognized as one of the region’s best-kept secrets, Sauk Prairie School District believes in providing opportunities for lifelong learning. The Sauk Prairie community is proud of its schools. Strong support for quality education and for the activities offered by the district is evident by community involvement and participation in district programs. The preparation for lifelong learning begins early. The School Board has set a priority for small class sizes at the elementary level. The district continues to encourage high achievement by offering multiple learning and co-curricular opportunities for all K-12 students. In addition, the district offers an exceptional summer school for school-age children and year-round community education programs for all, from pre-school children to retirees.

Sauk Prairie Schools currently enrolls 2,795 4K-12 students residing within its 240 square mile service area, which includes the three villages of Merrimac, Prairie du Sac and Sauk City and all or part of 13 towns. The district has seven school buildings all updated and improved during the last decade. The district believes in technology and has equipped the classrooms with the tools they need in the 21st century and beyond. Arts education is important and in 1998 the community and School Board approved and built River Arts Center, a 500-seat performing arts theatre and gallery space attached to the high school. To foster lifelong learning, the district also owns and maintains the Sauk Prairie Community Education Center.

Community Education has been a part of the Sauk Prairie School District since 1987, providing programs for the Sauk Prairie community from our youngest to our oldest citizens. Community Education is a lifelong learning process that combines resources to meet the needs of the people to improve their quality of life. It is an educational philosophy that underlies community schools and advocates the creation of opportunities for community members—individuals, schools, businesses and public and private organizations—to become partners in addressing community needs. Community education utilizes facilities beyond the traditional school day for the purpose of providing academic, recreation, health, social service and work-preparation programs for people of all ages.

St. Aloysius Catholic School
St. Aloysius School is a Catholic education community whose mission is to provide the opportunity for all students to develop their full spiritual and academic excellence. In their efforts to obtain this goal, the following is emphasized:

• Basic teachings of the Catholic faith
• Building self-respect and respect of others
• Critical thinking and decision-making skills
• Preparing to become responsible citizens of community and country

University of Wisconsin – Baraboo/Sauk County
As part of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Baraboo/Sauk County shares the overall responsibility to disseminate knowledge, expand information, enrich our culture and to provide outreach services. UW-Baraboo/Sauk County programs aim to provide qualified students of all ages and backgrounds with the proficiencies and breadth of knowledge that prepare them for baccalaureate and professional programs, lifelong learning and leadership, service and responsible citizenship.

Libraries

Sauk City Library
515 Water St., Sauk City
608-643-8346
www.scls.lib.wi.us/skc

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Prairie du Sac Library
560 Park Ave., Prairie du Sac
608-643-8318
www.scls.lib.wi.us/pds

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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