Welcome From the Head of School

Welcome to The Field School, where committed and inspiring educators guide students to discover their authentic selves and distinctive paths to become empathetic, creative thinkers. Our nurturing and inclusive environment values a student's journey and supports their growth personally and academically.  

Foundationally, a Field education puts the teacher-student relationship at the center of all classroom learning. Each child is seen, known, and heard by faculty and their peers. Students are valued for their strengths and supported through their struggles. They are encouraged to challenge themselves while our teachers, who serve as mentors and coaches, inspire students to reach beyond what they believe are their limitations and see the opportunities. Our exemplary teaching staff provides the appropriate scaffolding to ensure students build the skills they need to succeed at school and in the world beyond. 
Walking through our hallways, visiting classrooms, or going on field trips, you’ll find curious and engaged students asking essential questions, problem-solving, and collaborating to discover solutions to real-world issues. Field students are critical thinkers and doers, which goes beyond the traditional methodology of schooling, beyond the content of a particular course, and beyond the walls of our campus. Students are encouraged when they fail and challenged to persevere. We believe that mistakes, trial, error, resilience, and reflection are all a part of the learning process. Our students are innovators, problem solvers, and creators, often described as articulate, entrepreneurial, and kind. 

Our inspiring faculty are immersed in ongoing professional development to hone their teaching practice. From diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to forward-thinking pedagogy, our faculty continue their own journey of lifelong learning, allowing them to explore areas of passion and interest that they then extend to their students in clubs, electives, the classroom, and through Intersession. 

School should be joyous, and at Field, it truly is. I look forward to meeting you and your family and sharing more about our purpose and mission.  

Lori Strauss
Head of School