The Field curriculum weaves integrated disciplines of learning throughout a student’s education. Our teachers work together to create project-based learning and cross-discipline learning assignments or units. This practice is beneficial to students by using academic theory in the real world, stretching their comfort zone, developing awareness of global issues, and gaining leadership, teamwork, and communications skills.
Students are most successful when they use their innate curiosity, take risks in learning, collaborate with peers and teachers, identify the “why” behind their successes and mistakes, and utilize reflective practice. This approach grounds challenging academic content in natural curiosity, allowing each student to make creative connections. We guide students to be agile and flexible thinkers, allowing them to transition seamlessly through their learning at Field and into the world beyond.
Each day, Field students undertake demanding intellectual pursuits with their teachers and peers, from reading and analyzing classical texts to working with the mathematical concept of symmetry as it relates to music, architecture, human biology, or psychology. Classrooms are about dialogue, inquiry, and critical thinking, and Field students engage in deeply relevant work in their classes. Colleges know our program and its depth well. We have sent students to a mix of small liberal arts colleges, large state universities, art schools, and Ivy League colleges.