Admissions Procedure

The Circle School admits students and families on a case by case basis and will use objective as well as subjective criteria to determine admission.  Teachers and staff use information provided on applications, student and family interviews and samples of student work to help us make admissions and placement decisions. We do not disqualify students from admission based on any one factor.  Any academic or behavioral concerns are expected to be disclosed upon submission of application. If the school finds out that a family has withheld information on a student’s academic or social/emotional needs, we reserve the right to meet with the family to discuss continued enrollment at the school.


Objective Criteria for Enrollment

  1. Child must be toilet trained (Pre-school age).

  2. Returning students will be given first priority.

  3. Siblings and former Circle School families will be given first consideration.

  4. Number of spaces available in prospective class, based on pre-set guidelines.


Subjective Criteria for Enrollment

A child demonstrating some of these qualities will be most likely to succeed in our learning environment:

  1. Respect for environment, others and self.

  2. Honesty and awareness of personal responsibility.

  3. Passion for learning.

A Family Commitment

Families of eligible children must be willing to make a commitment to their child’s education. Our program is based on a cooperative type of learning that strongly emphasizes and fosters a family and community spirit. Therefore, commitment to the school’s mission and educational philosophy will manifest itself in the signing of The Circle School Contract and Handbook, which will include a requirement of 10 hours of participation per month from each family in our school, as well as participation in school mandated events.