Academics

Curriculum

The substance of The Field School curriculum is traditional and balanced. It emphasizes serious studies complemented by daily engagement in a studio art and regular athletic activity. When possible, Field uses multicultural curricula and connects ideas in "fields of knowledge" within classes and across disciplines.

Our style of instruction emphasizes discussions, learning by doing, creativity, and skills and process over memorization. The substance of what we teach, however, is classic and centered.

Our Department Chairs

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Gil Gallagher

    Gil Gallagher 

    Dean of Curriculum; History Teacher
    202-295-5818
  • Photo of Emily Xi

    Emily Xi 

    History Department Chair; History Teacher
    202-295-5883
  • Photo of Julia Cohen

    Julia Cohen 

    English Department Chair; English Teacher
    202-295-5898
  • Photo of Ermira Elmazaj

    Ermira Elmazaj 

    Language Department Chair; French Teacher
    202-295-5889
  • Photo of Jack McDermott

    Jack McDermott 

    Studio Department Chair; Ceramics Teacher
    202-295-5870
  • Photo of Adrienne Nicholson

    Adrienne Nicholson 

    Science Department Chair; Science Teacher
    202-295-5878
  • Photo of Maddy O’Donnell

    Maddy O’Donnell 

    Math Department Chair; Math Teacher
    202-295-5847