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In 2016, The Circle School broke ground to build our forever home on the Meadow Campus. Five years later…
A discussion of why it’s important to consider self-directed democratic schooling for our daughters. By former Philly Free School staff member (and current Circle School parent) Michelle Loucas.
Mix two PURPOSES of education with two IDEALS in schooling, and bake in a simple metaphor for what school can be. Then ice the cake with “secondary ideals” and “daily practices”. Enjoy.
The Circle School has three governing bodies. Each has certain responsibilities and duties. Each defers to the other two in certain ways. Three full-page diagrams illustrating how the school is governed — structures, functions, and ideals.