The Field School

The Field School


This Friday, September 16, stop by the main office lobby after school for our first student solo art show of the year!

The show, titled "Human Nature," will feature paintings, ink drawings, and charcoal drawings by Emma '23.

Check out this video to hear about the inspiration behind some of her work 🍀.

Gallery Opening: 9/16, 3:30 - 5pm
Gallery Closing: 10/3

We are celebrating a major milestone this year - Field's 50th Anniversary!

Students and staff gathered outside this morning to create this awesome formation as we kick off a year of celebrations!

Pepsi or Coke? Pancakes or French toast? Thin-cut fries or thick-cut fries? The 9th grade class gathered on the Terrace this afternoon to play 'This or That' and other icebreaker activities.

Welcome back, Falcons! It was great seeing all the new and returning faces on campus today. We're looking forward to a wonderful school year!

We are ready! The Field School faculty spent two weeks in professional development, preparing for the new school year, setting up classrooms, and meeting new faculty members.
We are so excited to see everyone on Tuesday!

It is that time! Preseason practices are underway.
The Field School boys soccer team is putting in the work bright and early!

Our newest faculty members learn more about Field and get to know our community during New Faculty Orientation Week.
Welcome, Active Play DC campers and counselors to the Field campus for two weeks of active and energized play.
Congratulations to Field’s Social Emotional Learning Coordinator and School Counselor Alice Mercer on helping the United States win the championship title. The USA team went 8-0 throughout the tournament and defeated Canada for the title. Alice was also the only defender to be named to the All-World team. That’s one way to spend your summer!
Cheer on Field’s Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator & School Counselor Alice Mercer as she competes in the World Lacrosse Women's Championship with the U.S. Women’s National Team, the defending champions. Alice has been playing lacrosse since the age of five and played for the University of Maryland. Games take place at Towson University now through July 9. Get tickets to cheer them on or tune in on ESPNU and ESPN+! Good Luck, Alice!
Thank you, Karen Keating, for 32 incredible years of teaching photography at Field. There is no way to sum up 32 years of memories and no way to describe the indelible imprint that you have left on the lives of many. We wish you all the best as you continue to tell stories and capture your journey through the lens of your camera.
Still celebrating our ! Kudos to our 2022 Senior Award honorees: Erica L., Alex K., Celia L., Gabby R., and Anaïs N!👏🏽🥳
It was such a treat welcoming alumni back to campus this week! Stay tuned for more alumni events as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this coming school year!
Wrapping up a semester-long project, Jaclyn's Holocaust and Human Behavior class opened its inaugural iteration of The Field Museum of Holocaust History, a student-curated space with exhibits designed to highlight lesser-known aspects of the Holocaust. The students' goal was to honor the victims and empower individuals to recognize and prevent the spread of hate in their own communities. Learn more at
Each year, we celebrate our 8th graders as they complete middle school and advance to upper school. Middle school faculty penned personalized wishes for each student and read them allowed during their promotion ceremony yesterday. The student reactions were priceless, as usual!
As is the tradition at Field, all seniors are invited to speak at Graduation if they choose. The speeches were endearing and heartfelt, offered gratitude for teachers, family & friends, and acknowledged the power of stepping outside of comfort zones. From all of us at Field, we wish your continued journey to be full of joy, inspiration, vulnerability, and optimism.

The Field School is a co-ed independent school for grades 6-12 located in Washington, D.C.

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We love the annual Halloween Parade at Field. The costumes never disappoint! This year's winners are:

Most Creative: Edgar Allen Poe and Raven
Best Group: Dance Moms
Funniest: Minions
Overall: Sylvius' Handmade Costume
Faculty Costume: Studio Department as 'Works of Art.'



Happy Friday! This week’s Faculty Friday is History Teacher Alexis Redford-Maung Maung. Alexis also coaches soccer at Field and at Washington Capital United. Not only does she coach – she also plays on three different teams. Alexis is a Maryland native but she spent part of her childhood growing up in Thailand and continues to travel the world as an adult. Click the link to find out the one continent she has not visited.


Happy Friday! This week’s is our wonderful science teacher, Monte Woodard. Monte teaches middle school students, coaches cross country, and helps lead the yearbook team! She grew up in Florida and went to college at the University of South Florida! Click the link to find out a really interesting fact about Monte.


H-U, you know! Bishop's African American Studies class visited Howard University ( ), which ties into their current reading assignment. The goal was to enrich students' understanding of historical and cultural context while gaining a deeper appreciation of the role historically black universities play in addressing issues raised in the book.

Photos from The Field School's post 10/16/2023

We love when our alums come back to visit! This weekend, alums from five different decades, attended our private alumni event: Turnout on the Terrace at Homecoming. It was so fun catching up with everyone and sharing stories!

Photos from The Field School's post 10/16/2023

Despite the rain, Homecoming 2023 was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our athletes and enjoy this community event. More photos to come in this week's Falcon Press. Go Falcons!


Homecoming 2023 is TOMORROW!!! We can’t wait to see everyone. Come out to support our athletes, enjoy the activities, and listen to some music from our students! Please note: due to rain in the forecast some activities will be inside. Go Falcons!


Let’s take a closer look at our incredible College Counseling Office on this . Meet Forbes Mann – our new Director of College Counseling. Forbes is a DC native and went to the Landon School. You’ve probably seen Forbes arriving on campus in his Vespa – which is one of his hobbies. He recently participated in a Vespa rally! He is also a referee for NCAA and minor league professional ice hockey. Click the link to find out some of the advice he would give his younger self.


It's almost time for our admission event, Discover Field! This is a great opportunity to learn about the Field Experience! If you know any families who have a student entering grades 6-12 in the 2024-25 school year, share this post!! Join us on October 21 at 10:00am (registration is at 9:30AM). Plan to be here until 1pm. We cannot wait to meet everyone!!


Get ready, Falcons! Homecoming is one week from today. Bring your friends and family to Field on October 14 from 10am-2pm to celebrate our Fall Athletics and enjoy our community. See you then!


Happy Friday! This week we’re highlighting one of our Field veterans! Tara McHale has been working at Field since 1999 and she has had many titles, including math teacher, bio teacher, softball coach, soccer coach, just to name a few! She is a proud Boston sports fan and grew up right outside the city. Fun fact: Tara's interview for her role at Field was with the school's founder, Elizabeth Ely, and History teacher Chris Lorrain. Click the link to find out what she loves most about working at Field.

Photos from The Field School's post 10/04/2023

Today, the Class of 2024 participated in Field’s inaugural Senior Impact Day! A small group of seniors led the daylong effort, inviting classmates to make their first Field Fund gift and help drive class participation in fun and impactful ways. The senior class made great strides and achieved a 89% participation rate for donating to the Field Fund. Congrats!!


Alums! Just a reminder that Homecoming is less than two weeks away and you don't want to miss it! We are hosting a private event on the Terrace just for you. Turnout on the Terrace is from 11am-1pm at Homecoming on October 14 and it's a great chance to catch up with other alums and Field faculty. Ceramics Teacher and Field Alum Jack McDermott '08 and Director of Student Support Services Tara McHale recently took a trip down memory lane. Check out the video to hear more about some of their memories at Field.

Photos from The Field School's post 10/03/2023

Chemistry students in Meredith's classes practiced significant figures and precision by converting heavy cream into butter! Students explored two different methods for determining the density of butter. In one method, they used the area of a stick of butter to determine its density. In the other approach, students made their own butter and determined its density using water displacement. In both parts of the experiment, students practiced recording the precision of the instrument and reporting answers in terms of significant figures.


Hey Falcons! Check out the game lineup for Homecoming on October 14. Make sure to show up with your family and friends to support our athletes and check out some of the fun activities happening on campus!


Hey Falcons! Check out the game lineup for Homecoming on October 14. Make sure to show up to support our athletes and check out some of the fun activities happening on campus!


Happy Friday, Everyone! This week we’re highlighting one of our fabulous English teachers. John Cichello has been teaching at Field since 2006 and currently teaches 9th and 11th grade students. He also coaches Middle School Volleyball! John grew up in the Finger Lakes area of New York and attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergrad but it wasn’t teaching English that brought him to DC. Click the link to find out the other career path that John pursued before working at Field.


Just a reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day at Field!! Don't forget to show up, ready to smile! Details on ordering photos will be emailed by Freed Photography once pictures are available online. These photos will also be used in the yearbook, so it is really important that everyone get their photo taken -- even faculty!

Photos from The Field School's post 09/26/2023

Upper school students in Jake's Geometry classes used part of Field's campus to apply what they are learning in class! Students headed out to the Terrace last week, to review coordinate planes and coordinate points and to learn about finding midpoints and using the distance formula. Students paired up, then each stood on a giant coordinate plane and discussed how they could find the midpoint between each other and how they could find the distance between each other. Back in the classroom, they learned the terminology and equations that built on the connections they made on their giant coordinate plane.


It’s Friday and we’re excited to highlight another faculty member. Say hola or bonjour to the incredibly talented Karen Tavenner Acosta! Karen teaches Spanish and French at Field but she’s also an advisor. She grew up in six different countries (see if you can guess which ones) and has a wide variety of hobbies outside of Field, including acting, ceramics, cycling, and embroidery, just to name a few. Fun fact: Karen got married this summer!! Click the link to find out the key piece of advice she would give to her younger self.

Photos from The Field School's post 09/21/2023

It was great hosting parents for Back-to-School Nights at Field! Parents had the chance to go through their child(ren)'s class rotation and experience the classrooms for themselves! They also got a peek at our new science classrooms.

Photos from The Field School's post 09/20/2023

Check it out! Sixth grade students are learning about the various ways that scientists “do science.” While learning about the scientific method, students are designing their own experiments to test and see which birds appear near campus and how often this happens. The data they collect in science will inform the data study they do in math class.


Field Alums! Homecoming 2023 is Saturday, October 14, and we invite all of you to join us for Turnout on the Terrace from 11:00am-1:00pm. Please make plans to join us to reconnect with classmates and faculty at this private alum reception. This event will also celebrate each of our 5-year milestone class years. We look forward to hearing stories from the classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018.
We hope that you’ll share this news with your classmates so we can pack the Terrace with Falcons. We look forward to welcoming everyone back “home!”

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This week we are highlighting one of our newest faculty members. Please help us welcome Shay Chafin – the Interim Athletics Director! Shay has already hit the ground running at Field. She enjoys all things fitness – and she even coaches a girls basketball team in her free time. Click the link to find out one of her major accomplishments this year!

Photos from The Field School's post 09/15/2023

Check it out! Darcy's Advanced Chemistry class kicked off the school year with an opening lab focused on establishing important skills that students will carry into future labs. Upper school students investigated precision and repeatable measures in an attempt to minimize variation in their lab work. Students will complete detailed calculations with error analysis following today's lab. We're excited to see what they do this year!


Save the date! Homecoming is one month from today. Bring your family and friends to Field on Saturday, October 14, from 10am-2pm, for a day of community and fun. Enjoy music, games, activities, food trucks, soccer and volleyball matches, and so much more! More details to come…


Hey Falcons, Faculty Friday is back! We are so excited for you to get to know the many as we highlight a faculty member each week. Director of Technology Andy White kicks us off this year! Andy is a tech wizard and he works incredibly hard to make sure students and faculty have the technology they need to be successful each day. If you have any tech-related questions he is always there to help! Click the link to find out one thing many people don’t know about Andy.

Photos from The Field School's post 09/02/2023

This week we welcomed our new middle school and upper school students for their orientations. It was so great seeing so many new faces and we're excited to get this new year started!


It's almost that time!! Field faculty wrapped up two weeks of professional development today and students return to campus next week. We can't wait!

Photos from The Field School's post 08/28/2023

Last week we welcomed new families to our Field community! Parents had a chance to meet other parents and enjoy dinner, while learning more about the Field Experience. We can't wait get to know everyone!

Photos from The Field School's post 08/25/2023

We're wrapping up the first week of professional development at Field! All faculty participate in collaborative and informative sessions to prepare for the new school year and to get to know new faculty members. Professional development continues next week!


Say hello to Shay Chafin - our Interim Athletic Director!


Please help us welcome our new faculty members to the Field community!

Shay Chafin - Interim Athletics Director

Forbes Mann - Director of College Counseling

Madison Walser - Front Office Associate

Charlie Baker - Music Teacher

Carolyn Lucey - English Teacher

Darcy Brewer - Chemistry Teacher

Kiersten Whitehead - Theater Teacher

KellyAnn Nelson - Director of Donor Engagement


This week we are welcoming a few new faces to Field! New faculty members are on campus to prepare for the 23-24 school year and to get to know their colleagues!

Stay tuned for more introductions later this week!

Photos from The Field School's post 07/20/2023

Happy Thursday! We hope everyone is enjoying the summer break and getting some much-needed relaxation. There is a lot of activity happening on campus this summer! The construction of our five new state-of-the-art science laboratories and classrooms is progressing on schedule. Construction crews are also working on a makerspace that will house our robotics program and be outfitted with 3-D printers, a laser cutter, and electronic workstations, which will enhance our students' abilities to create, design and tinker. We can't wait to see the finished spaces next month!


Can we count on your generosity before midnight tonight?

Your donation to The Field Fund, elevates our students’ experiences, provides professional development opportunities for our faculty, and supports students through financial aid. Any donation – no matter the size — makes a difference! Click the link below to show your support right now!!


⏰ Time is running out! You only have two more days to support the Field Fund before the end of the fiscal year. It doesn’t matter how much you give — your donations help give every student the true Field Experience. Click the link below to give right now!

Photos from The Field School's post 06/16/2023

The 2022-23 school year is officially over!! Although the final day of school was last week, Field faculty spent this week in professional development workshops to wrap up this school year and prepare for the next! The training ranged from curriculum team/departmental work, CPR and first aid training and emergency preparedness. They also engaged in a workshop, led by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. aka Dr. Diversity, which focused on specific topics relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools. The week ended with a whole lot of fun at the faculty luncheon - which featured a competitive and entertaining game of Family Feud. Thank you to all of our wonderful faculty for another great school year!


Just a few more moments from Graduation 2023 🎉 What a wonderful day celebrating our students with their families and the Field community.


School is out which means we are wrapping up until the fall, but you don’t want to miss this week’s feature – ceramics teacher and Field alum Jack McDermott ‘08! Jack is a D.C. native and has been working at Field for almost 10 years. He graduated from Field in 2008 and in 2014 returned to his alma mater as a teacher! Click the link to find out what Jack loves most about working at Field!

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Videos (show all)

We love the annual Halloween Parade at Field. The costumes never disappoint! This year's winners are:Most Creative: Edga...
Alums! Just a reminder that Homecoming is less than two weeks away and you don't want to miss it! We are hosting a priva...
Say hello to Shay Chafin - our Interim Athletic Director!
This Friday, September 16, stop by the main office lobby after school for our first student solo art show of the year!Th...
We are celebrating a major milestone this year - Field's 50th Anniversary!Students and staff gathered outside this morni...
Welcome back, Falcons! It was great seeing all the new and returning faces on campus today. We're looking forward to a w...
Professional Development at The Field School
The Field School Boys Soccer preseason practice
World Lacrosee Championship
Karen Keating Retirement
Still celebrating our #Classof2022! Kudos to our 2022 Senior Award honorees: Erica L., Alex K., Celia L., Gabby R., and ...
Summer Alumni Gathering





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