At The Field School, we honor the individuality of each student by fostering self-discovery, skills of mind, and generosity of heart. Through research-based, innovative teaching and an inclusive environment, Field inspires students to become confident, curious, bold thinkers, and engaged members of society.
Field is a community of individuals who have diverse backgrounds, strengths, and thoughts.
We nurture each student on their path to becoming motivated and compassionate individuals and leaders.
We challenge students to learn from and develop empathy and respect for each other`s identities, opinions, and perspectives.
Whether debating on a current issue, collaborating on a history project, conducting scientific research, competing on the court, presenting a studio design project, making a film, performing in a musical, or giving back to a local nonprofit, Field students and teachers encourage and support each other.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,750
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Field School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1972

Student Body

Total Students
348 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade
The Field School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
17%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$20,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jason Hersom
Admissions Associate
Kate Breslin

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
44 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Room, Bienvenue en Fran├žais, can American Television and Sitcom, Ciao Field School!, Clay and Glaze Chemistry, Coding and Robotics, Creative Writing Club, Discover DC, Exercise and Understanding the Human Body, Feminism and How to be a Woman, Field News, GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), History and Philosophy of Science, LGBTQ+ Films: From Subtext to Text, Magical Realism in Fiction and Film, Middle School Math Olympiad, Model United Nations, Nihongo!Ikimashou! Japanese Language and Culture (US), Personal Learning Project: Humanities, Poetry Writing Lab, Public Speaking, Relativity and Cosmology, Screenwriting and Moviemaking, SDLC (Student Diversity Leadership Committee), Social Activism: How Do We Enact Change?, Social Entrepreneurship, Sports Analytics Club, Spy Thrillers: Behind the Scenes at the CIA, Stem Lab, Supreme: Understanding American Constitutional Law, Tanoshimi Nihongo Japanese Language and Culture (MS), The American Road: Traveling America & "The Road" as Metaphor, The Educated Consumer, U.S. Latinx Narratives of Awakening

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics Studio, Darkroom Photography, Field Music Collective, Field Music Selective, Film Studies, History and Practice of Craft Arts of Appalachia, Musical Theater, Photography for the Novice, Theater Troupe, Vocal Coaching

School Notes

  • At The Field School, we honor the individuality of each student by fostering an environment that is creative, connected, and inclusive. Through research-based, innovative teaching and learning, Field inspires students to discover their authentic selves and distinctive paths to become empathetic, creative thinkers who act boldly to shape our shared future. The Field School is a 6-12th grade independent school located in Northwest Washington, DC, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Associations of Independent Maryland & DC Schools.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Field School cost?

The Field School's tuition is approximately $52,750 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Field School?

The acceptance rate of The Field School is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 64%.

What sports does The Field School offer?

The Field School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track.

What is The Field School's ranking?

The Field School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for The Field School?

The application deadline for The Field School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,750
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $27,308 for elementary schools and $30,389 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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