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
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.
GUIDED BY STUDENT NEED
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.
REGULAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT
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.
IN THE COMMUNITY
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).