Information for Enrolled Families

The Field School is excited to welcome over 40 students from all over the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs for our inaugural year! Below are some helpful documents and information for our students and families:

Rigorous classical education

Classical, Christ-centered education seeks to develop children to their full capacity as image-bearers of God: knowing, loving, and expressing that which is good, true, and beautiful. Students engage with rich content that has endured through the centuries, inheriting the wisdom found in the liberal arts; they grapple with diverse thinkers, texts, and artwork, and ultimately develop habits of personal responsibility, lifelong learning, and robust self-expression. We desire to develop mature people who delight in learning and are equipped to navigate a complex, changing world.

Christ-centered community

We are a Christ-centered school. The person of Jesus Christ informs our mission and educational philosophy, as well as the daily life of the school. Each day begins with prayer, Scripture, and song. Leadership and faculty believe that with Christ at the center of all things, all children can experience personal transformation and growth. At The Field School, students and families from all religious traditions and backgrounds find belonging and value, and are invited into lasting relationships that form our community. We hope to forge relationships that result in true education for all participants (students, parents, faculty, friends), and a kingdom-gathering of those who love the way of Jesus.

Relationships that restore and renew

The full expression of the kingdom of God depends on rich and diverse community. The Field School promotes relationship building among its student/parent community, staff, and neighborhood. We are passionate about being catalysts for urban renewal, racial reconciliation, and the establishment of dignity, empowerment, and self-determination for all.

Experiencing truth and beauty firsthand

At The Field School, every student experiences caring people, profound ideas, and beautiful things every day. Our small classrooms and hands-on curriculum ensure that every student is known, cherished, and challenged according to their personality and needs. Rather than focusing on standardized test scores, students develop a lifelong love of learning. Art, music, athletics, and other activities aren’t “extra” at The Field School; they’re an integral part of our curriculum.