Founded in 1965, we are a PreK 3- 8th grade family integrated cooperative school combining academic excellence with a unique curriculum oriented around storytelling, bridging the arts and sciences, nature-based education including gardening and sustainability, and respectful conflict resolution that encourages the development of compassion and empathy. We are internationally designated as an Ashoka Changemaker School in recognition of our cultivation of students with the skills and confidence to change the world for the common good. The school is committed to the development of the whole child through the enrichment of body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Policies for on-campus education are in place for the safest possible environment in the evolving reality of this pandemic. A temporary distance learning option is included for families who choose to stay home for a longer period. We are prepared to pivot to different learning models as this unpredictable year unfolds.
Being part of a small school with an adaptive cooperative community is a real value in this time of uncertainty and we have unique strengths to cope with this pandemic: a small scale community with small classes; maximized outdoor learning spaces; informed and flexible responses to the pandemic that prioritize the safety of our students; a compassionate community that takes seriously our responsibilities to protect each other. We are uniquely positioned as a family-integrated coop to creatively and constructively respond to contemporary challenges. If your family is looking for a school with small classes, a distinctive curriculum, passionate teachers, and an engaged cooperative community, please consider The Circle School.