Our Teaching Method

The Field curriculum is logical and challenging—it asks students to master the skills of mind necessary for success in college: critical thinking, writing, discussion, analysis, and problem-solving. These core skills are developed within a context of classic subject matter and are assessed and graded. Our teaching methods make this challenging curriculum available to a wide range of bright students. Field is a school designed with varied methods of student learning in mind. Here are the tools we bring to the task.

With a median class size of 11 students, our student-to-teacher ratio is 6:1. As a result there is no "back row" in our classrooms. Every student receives individualized, focused attention, as required, and small class sizes allow teachers to know and to nurture each student based on their individual strengths and challenges.
Students bring a rich variety of perspective and experience to our classrooms. Teachers encourage every student to share in a true, collaborative dialogue. Each student's intellectual and personal diversity is embraced and fostered through our inclusive curriculum.

Field teachers are hired for their education, experience, and character. Our team includes a rich cross-section of veteran and developing professionals, with many faculty members leading more than one subject, and every coach teaching in the classroom. Small class sizes allow Field teachers to collaborate, inspire, and support each individual student, serving as role models and cheerleaders, task masters, and mentors.