Working to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive Field community is a responsibility we all share. Our students benefit from going to school in an environment that is diverse, safe, respectful, and inclusive of all of their identities. 

We focus on continually growing as a community. Throughout the year, we host events and workshops to explore questions of identity, equity, and social justice. The hallmark of Field's diversity, equity, and inclusion work is building the skills to express and debate differences of opinion and belief while maintaining respect for each other. Acknowledging each person's unique identity—from gender to religion, ethnicity to class, race to sexual orientation—fosters understanding and strengthens the interconnectedness of our school and ultimately, our world.


In the classroom, attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion affects how you teach as much as what you teach. This kind of reflection—who am I? what is my history? how does my history inform the way I walk through life and the Field hallways? what are my biases?—changes the way that we interact with and learn from each other.

As a result of our work, the curriculum is constantly evolving and teachers strive to be ever more reflective practitioners. 


Students are leaders and learners in our diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Students participate in affinity groups and clubs each year, and Field's Student Diversity Leadership Committee (SDLC), a group of students who meet weekly with faculty mentors, are responsible for helping to plan and facilitate our community days dedicated to DEI work. 


Weekly affinity group meetings are spaces for students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, affiliations and identities to gather together. Student clubs change each year based on need and interests of our current student population.


This year at Field is engaging parents as well as students in our community with opportunities for learning and growth together including a book club and monthly conversations on race, led by our Head of School and Dean of Community and Culture. For the past 10 years, The Field School has sent students and faculty to the National Association of Independent Schools’ annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and People of Color Conference (PoCC).

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are a long-standing part of our practice at Field and reflect our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Affinity groups provide space for students to explore specific cultural identities (including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic position, among others) with people who share that affinity. They have been shown to further feelings of belonging and identity and to create safe spaces for difficult conversations. Affinity groups can provide space for students to be themselves. If you want to learn more about how affinity groups support students, please read these articles from NAIS and Learning for Justice. These articles inform the work we have done in the past and will continue to do this year.

Affinity Groups and Clubs

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  • A.W.A.R.E. (Always Wanting Acknowledgment, Respect, & Equality)

  • Faculty & Staff of Color Affinity

  • Female Students Affinity

  • Feminism Club

  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

  • LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity

  • LGBTQ+ Students Affinity

  • Student Diversity Leadership Committee (SDLC)

  • Students of Color Affinity

  • White Anti-Racism Group

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    Debario Fleming