New Challenges

A 7-year-old prepares for a backpacking trip while an adult looks on.

Neither integral education nor The Circle School can guarantee happiness for every child, but we can provide ample opportunity for its pursuit.

The Circle School’s structure and culture create challenges that often mirror real-world problems.

Perhaps the fundamental challenge presented to children in integral schools is that of self-responsibility. In integral schools, children experience the demands of self-responsibility continuously from an early age.

It is human nature to grow towards self-responsibility, and it is in the best interests of the individual and society that schools free children to work on it.