Welcome — and thank you for your interest in the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
When I came to ECFS as a student on full financial aid, I didn’t know what to expect. Even though I lived in the same borough, where I came from in the South Bronx felt like a world away.
What I found when I arrived at school were classmates who quickly became a community. I found faculty who expected me to stretch and grow and who supported me every step of the way. I found a learning environment that valued a well-thought-out question as much as the “correct” answer. I found people who faced challenges and solved problems in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, and in their communities every day: a school that strove to ignite my moral as well as my creative imagination.
ECFS is a dynamic and inspiring place — a place that gave me so much, and one that I truly love. It may not be the place for everyone, but for those for whom it does resonate, it is truly the experience of a lifetime. I hope what you see as you explore our website gives you some real insight into why this place is so special to me and to generations of other Fieldston alumni.
We know the application process can at times be overwhelming. Our office is here to answer any questions you may have and to help you navigate the process as much as possible. Thank you again for considering ECFS.
Charles Guerrero ’89 Director of Enrollment Management
I found a school that strove to ignite my moral as well as my creative imagination.
ECFS is a dynamic and inspiring place — a place that gave me so much, and one that I truly love.