The Field School

An Open Window

Restoring Our Historic South Building

We have a unique window of opportunity to bring new life and flourishing to our school and broader community—to participate in the revitalization of our neighborhood, catalyze a reimagining of education, and testify to the glory and goodness of God.


Our Mission

The Field School was established in 2017 with the dream of providing high quality, Christ-centered education to children of all backgrounds. By reserving half our seats for students from low-income families, we bring to the front of the line students who would not otherwise have access to strong education options.

In a diverse learning community, Field School students go mind-to-mind with the greatest thinkers, artists, and leaders from across time and cultures, encompassed on all sides by the love and glory of the Creator of all things. 

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The Opportunity

Out of capacity in our current building, The Field School has moved to a split campus, with middle school classes operating out of rented space over a mile away. Renovating our south building will allow us to reunite our campuses, grow to full capacity for 380 students Pre-K through 8th grade, and significantly expand the scope of our programming and community partnerships.

Project Details

Project costs, funding sources, and timeline

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Our Story

School history and stories from our community

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Frequently asked questions about the south building renovation project

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Our Future Home

Built in 1907 by acclaimed architect Dwight Perkins, the south building (formerly known as Francis Scott Key Elementary) is a crown jewel of the Austin Town Hall Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a school that values beauty and history, we look forward to restoring this historic treasure.

12 New Classrooms

Space for 4th-8th grade classes, with students moving between buildings for chapel, lunch, P.E., and specials.


Capacity for 400 students, annual Shakespeare production and other community-wide events like weekly chapel and Saturday School.


Expanded extracurricular sports and after school programming.


Full library, which we haven't had since our second year

Music Room

New performing arts electives like chorus, band, orchestra, as well as student chapel band rehearsals


Dedicated office space for school administrators, conference rooms, and tutoring rooms

We have the opportunity to leave a legacy—to sow into the development of the next generation of Kingdom builders so that we can pass the baton with confidence.
Dr. Daisey Dowell, Board Chair

An Open Window to Leave a Legacy

We invite you to make a generational impact—to help more children on the West Side of Chicago have access to robust Christian education, and to participate in the larger work of God far beyond our campus. Here’s how you can help:


Join our board, leadership, and school community in the South Building Prayer Initiative as we seek the Lord’s direction and provision for the road ahead.

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Consider how you might invest in this project to make a transformational impact in and through our school.



Connect us with friends who share our vision for a city renewed by excellent, Christ-centered education, and who might be interested in supporting this project.

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Dedicate a Seat

Those who give $1,000 or more are eligible to name an auditorium seat or dedicate it to someone of their choice. Limited seats are available!

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