The Field School offers uniquely small class sizes, with a median of 11 students. It has a student-teacher ratio of six to one allowing Field students receive an unmatched level of attention and personal instruction. With an ethos that promotes and even demands that students are engaged, we demand and receive academic excellence.
Field’s first mission is to teach the crucial skills: critical thinking, inquiry, writing, and problem solving. We do not follow tracks similar to other schools to separate students based on levels of academic achievement. Students receive daily exposure to varying types of teaching, modeling that there is more than one way to think, to learn, to process information, and to express an idea.
Our school makes students interested in learning through a blend of focus on academic excellence and individual expression. Our accepting environment sets the stage. Exposure to intellectual and personal diversity adds to the mix. Each student achieves individual success in his or her own way — a strong message of acceptance and individuality that may be the richest lesson of all.
As a part of our admissions process, we look for an intellectual or artistic spark in our applicants. Something about the school whether its the interesting buildings, the intimate atmosphere, the wide-ranging arts program, or maybe just our cool science labs reaches the students, and we see them light up. That spark means that they are right for Field.
We have 100% college acceptance but its not all about AP classes and SAT scores. Each year we have alumni attending a mix of small liberal arts colleges, larger state universities, art schools and Ivy League colleges. While at Field, all students participate in mandatory studio arts and athletics programs, and a two-week winter internship brings our students regularly into the community.
Field creates excellent college students, but it creates something even greater along the way extraordinary adults.