I walked into my new life

I walked into my new life

I walked into my new life

When I first heard about The Circle School, I didn’t know what to think of this strange place where there’s hardly anything resembling “normal school.” I was petrified, and thought I wouldn’t be able to get anything done without a strict schedule. However,...
I dreaded telling him school is closed

I dreaded telling him school is closed

I dreaded having to tell my son that school would be closed for quarantine. He loves school, which is saying a lot considering how our journey to The Circle School began. It was a very long road that I never imagined we would travel. When Dayton was very young, his...
Community near and far away

Community near and far away

Coronavirus. Quarantine. Social isolation. This time has been difficult, to say the least, but I’m proud that I’ve been more or less using this time to catch up on education, spend time with family, and get a much needed mental health break. Don’t get me wrong. I have...
Cool Things Outside / Dreams of Flying

Cool Things Outside / Dreams of Flying

  I’m Lily C, and I am the chair and founder of Cool Things Outside Corporation. [“Corporations” at The Circle School are like clubs or interest groups. -Editor] I created this corporation four years ago, when the school was still at its old campus. I wanted to...

A new blog, & a disclaimer

For years, I’ve wished The Circle School had a blog — a place staff (and students!) could post articles they found interesting, thoughts about the school and education in general, and maybe even lovely pictures of life here. But…obstacles abound. A...