CIRCLE Learning Co-ops


(Children Involved in a Respectful Co-operative Learning Environment)

CIRCLE is an all-inclusive learning cooperative (co-op) open to all families.  All ages are welcome, from infants through adults.

Check over the CIRCLE FAQs and Guidelines for more information about the co-ops.

CIRCLE is not just for homeschooling families.

Any family looking for a respectful, family learning environment is welcome to join a CIRCLE group, regardless of what educational choices they have made (homeschool, public school, private school).  * Because many of the families involved do homeschool, many of the classes may be held during school hours.

CIRCLE co-ops offer quarterly classes, field trips, and other events, with every family offering at least one activity during a session in order to participate.

Rather than a one day, one location co-op, CIRCLE allows each teacher to pick the topic, time, date and location of each class s/he is offering. Teachers may offer one-day activities/field trips, or they may choose to teach recurring/multi-part classes (i.e. weekly throughout the quarter, three times total, etc.). Simple play dates or meet up classes do not count as a class. Teachers are free to specify age groups and/or size limits for their particular class(es).

CIRCLE Co-ops in Wisconsin

CIRCLE – Kettle Moraine, encompassing the Kettle Moraine area of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee CIRCLE, serving the greater Milwaukee area.

Fox Cities CIRCLE, serving the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin.

Madison CIRCLE, serving the Madison area. First session will be Fall 2015!

Driftless CIRCLE Coming Soon!
Check back for more details regarding the new Driftless CIRCLE group, serving the Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford Counties in Wisconsin!

Fall 2015 Planning month will be held in August for classes occurring in September, October, and November.
August 7: Class Submissions Due
August 17: Enrollment Forms Due
August 27: Class Fees Due


Make certain you have contacted your group coordinator(s) for access to the Google calendar. After adding your class to the Google calendar and inviting your group to view it, fill out the following submission form. This allows our coordinators (all volunteers) to quickly make enrollment forms, calculate class fees, and contact everyone. Your information will NOT be given out publicly and will only be used for contact information for the co-op.


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