About Field

Our Students

Field students—individually and collectively—are the reason that the faculty, the staff, and I come to work each day.

Dale Johnson, Head of School

The Field School Student

We are often asked: What kind of student succeeds at The Field School? What kind of student belongs at and loves Field?

Our students do not come in one size or one style. They come in every color and from around the world. They have varied learning styles, and they are headed to a wide variety of colleges suited uniquely to them.

The first word of our mission statement, quite purposely, is "self-discovery" because The Field School is a place where individual students find the resources, support, and comfort to be themselves.

That said, students at Field tend to share certain qualities.

Field students...

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  • Love small classes

    Field students are inspired by and comfortable in our small classes, which average only 11 students. They sit in the front row of almost every class and are excited by connecting with their teachers.
  • Take risks

    Field students want to be at a school where daring an opinion is valued over keeping quiet or where making a mistake is more likely the path to learning than playing it safe.
  • Thrive working with great teachers

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

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  • Enjoy exploring art

    Field students are eager to participate in arts every day.
  • Value fun & teamwork

    Field students play sports regularly, relishing the chance to get exercise and have fun.
  • Support each other

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

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  • Stay true to themselves

    Field students are proudly, easily, uniquely themselves.