The Field School



Congrats, Class of 2015!

On Friday, June 5th—in a ceremony steeped in Field tradition and full of joy—the class of 2015 graduation from The Field School. As each of our 67 graduates stood at the podium and said their thank yous, and bid farewell, we were reminded of what a special place Field is, and of the exceptionality of our community of students, teachers, alumni, friends, and family. It was a truly beautiful day that we won't soon forget. Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Studio Day: Field's Annual Festival of the Arts

Our annual Studio Day was Saturday, May 9th, and words can't quite do the excitement of the day justice. The weather was absolutely beautiful, the myriad performances were engaging and entertaining, and the artwork was astounding. The creativity and talent of our students never ceases to amaze! 


Each year, our spring Spirit Week ends with one spectacular event: Field Day!
Field Day was the brainchild of Student Government, circa 2010. The group aimed to create an all-school event that would foster student relationships across grade-levels through good ol’ fashioned fun and games—and they hit the mark!
The event is essentially a school-wide battle: Blue vs. White. While the games have changed from year to year, the color battle always remains. This year, one faculty members and 12 to 14 students—at least one from each grade, and then some—populate 15 white and 15 blue teams. This year’s competition included a water relay, human spelling, Thunderball, trivia, and more! We even had live falcons in attendance! 

The winner of this year's competition? WHITE! 

Jazz Show Brings Down the House!

This past weekend's Jazz shows were truly wonderful. The new Elizabeth Meeting House was transformed into a jazz club with professional sound and lights, and comfy seating. The Jazz band stunned the audience with their skill and showmanship: the vibe was fun and the music—a nice mix of popular classics and traditional jazz—was truly impressive. Overall, it was two nights we won't soon forget!

Gettysburg 2015: Bringing our 11th Grade Community Closer

On July 1st, 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia converged upon a small town in Adams County, Pennsylvania in a battle that would prove to be the turning point in the Civil War. This week, Field's 11th grade embarked on the History Department's capstone field trip, tracing Union and Confederate footsteps through the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park.
How long has the History Department been taking students to Gettysburg? Well, as long as anyone can remember! In History 11, second semester is dedicated to 19th century America—and we feel that you can’t truly understand current American history unless you understand the cultural buildup to, and events of, the Civil War. So, simply in terms of curricular design, a trip to Gettysburg is a logical piece of the puzzle.  
In terms of Field culture, the trip has become a rite of passage for students. “At this point in the year,” explains Ryan Reese, “juniors are starting to think about being leaders and existing as a 'united front'. The history aspect of this trip is obviously important, but equally as important is the community building."


The trip begins, of course, on the battlefield. On arrival at Gettysburg, students headed to Cemetery Ridge—the primary defensive position of the Union Army—for a scavenger hunt. Before the scavenger hunt begins, students were divided into Union and Confederate armies, and then into small battalions with 8 or 9 soldiers and a General (chaperone). Each battalion was responsible for coming up with a name and battle cry. Points were awarded for creativity, style, and enthusiasm, and the battalion with the greatest number of points at the end of the day received an amazing Gettysburg t-shirt. Following the scavenger hunt is a marching drill, where everyone marched as they did during the war.


On Friday, the Battlefield Game—a civil war version of capture the flag—begins. Each battalion was given three objectives, based on finding a specific marker and collecting important information to report back to their General. On completion of each objective, battalions received a one-word clue that helped their army solve a riddle that points to where the flag is hidden with the other army. Once they solved the riddle, they marched as a group to capture the flag. The winner this year: THE SOUTH!

Field Theater takes on The Merchant of Venice!

This March, while the majority of Field students were at various internship locations or on one of our three internship trips, Winter Production's longstanding tradition of putting together a full-length show in two weeks was in full swing. This year's production? Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice!
If you walked by the theater, you undoubtedly found one (or more) of our thirteen actors memorizing scripts, practicing lines, and rehearsing scenes. Set foot inside the theater and you would find our eight technicians hanging and cabling lights, building and designing sets and props, choosing costumes, and more. Winter Production is a full-scale production—and it's always very exciting to see in progress!

Field's Hands-on Learning

One of the greatest hallmarks of a Field education is our teachers' commitment to creating a hands-on learning environment both inside the classroom and out. This means that our students' daily lives are full of projects that allow them to get their hands dirty, simulations that encourage a different way of thinking, and trips that open their eyes to various worlds.

Our Annual Grandparents Day!

As always, our annual Grandparents and "Grand-friends" Day was truly AMAZING! It's unbelievable to be able to share the school with these important members of our community, and the feeling of joy when they are on campus is palpable. This year, we were lucky enough to host lunch in The Elizabeth Meeting House. Thank you for joining us!

Be Yourself at The Field School

Self-Discovery.  It's the first word in our mission statement, and its pursuit is innate to everyday life at Field.  Students are encouraged to think and learn about themselves, and to grow as individuals over the course of their time here.  They can be studious, athletic, shy, boisterous, latino, focused, whimsical, black, white or anytihng else they want—so long as they are who they truly are.

Field is a place where you can be yourself.


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