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Fieldston Middle School5
Posted February 28, 2014
- a parent
About half the faculty has advanced degrees and could be teaching at colleges, but they choose to dedicate themselves to secondary education. The curriculum is demanding. The emphasis is not on "college prep" but rather on the intrinsic value of the high school curriculum. The faculty and facilities are uniformly excellent from science to the performing arts. Despite the school's disdain for competition and rote learning, its college acceptances regularly surpass those of its peer schools.
Academically this school is light years beyond any other school. You will never find teachers as worldly and as dedicated to ensuring their students thrive. I am so thankful for my Fieldston education, it has opened so many doors for me. However, as a commuter student, socially it was very challenging. I spoke to very few people after being was bullied all throughout middle school.
my son hated this school! The school only asks for money all the time- people bullied other people and the curriculum was at least 1 year behind what they should be learning. Luckily we moved him somewhere else. Don't waste your money here!
If I had it to do all over again, I would not have sent my child to this school. The academics have gone down hill, as the school tries to become more and more progressive. They currently don't have finals in any class in HS, instead they make posters -- even in science classes. I don't consider this to be a rigorous "college prep" school anymore.
The school likes to call itself 'progressive,' but it's not. And that's just fine! I like the school the way it is. The school also has a reputation for hippie-artsy-drugsy-ness but it IS very strong in academics! It also makes sure that it meets the students needs ex:. 4 different levels of math, many language choices, etc.