Mission and Core Values


Self-Discovery, Skills of Mind, Generosity of Heart. From the very beginning, Field is guided by its motto, Aude Sapere or "Dare to Be Wise."

Core Values

Field is a community of individuals who have diverse backgrounds, strengths, and challenges.

Field is grounded in the dignity of each person.

Field focuses on each student—classes are small, and every student is heard and known.

Field honors its teachers and staff.

Field teachers are invested in the success of each student; they are adaptive and innovative.

Field teaches skills of mind—analytic thinking, articulate expression, and imaginative solutions.

Field engages each student and challenges them to take risks, to listen, and to advocate for themselves and for others.

Field is about self-discovery. Field students come to see themselves as independent thinkers, altruists, athletes, and artists.

Field creates space for inquiry, imagination, insight, and reflection. Field is committed to fairness, inclusivity, and justice.

Field prepares and calls on its students to live inquiring and purposeful lives that will engage and transform the world.

Joy, love, care, respect, compassion, wisdom, and generosity to all animate a Field education.



Field students develop artistic skill and expression through our studio classes.


Field students explore their passions and interests in and out of the classroom through our project based approach to learning.


Field students are generous with each other: open and welcoming, embracing difference and finding commonality.


Field students are encouraged to ask tough questions and wrestle with the complex issues. Upon graduation they are problem solvers and innovators.


Field students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically, creatively, and physically. Informed by our school motto, Aude Sapere (Dare to be Wise), our philosophy inspires students to make mistakes, learn from them and find even better solutions.


Field students thrive on the trust, support, and inspiration of great teachers.