A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Fieldston Middle. Building on the foundation of Felix Adler’s vision for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, we engage students in the middle school years as they continue to develop ethical relationships within their local and broader communities, focus on how to create a more just society for all, and help them understand their role as environmental stewards for current and future generations. We are dedicated to helping each child develop in mind, body, and spirit through a progressive approach to teaching and learning that is rooted in the importance of a diverse and multicultural education.

At the heart of what makes Fieldston Middle a warm, student-centered community is our faculty, who are passionate educators of young people in the middle years of their growth and development. Our teachers engage students in an academically rigorous program that balances exploration and discovery in the visual and performing arts, music, humanities, math and sciences, classical and modern languages, physical education, and athletics. We believe that to live our mission to “develop individuals who are competent to change their environment to greater conformity with moral ideals” requires that students develop skills in multiple areas, including social-emotional intelligence. Our program includes a team leader at each grade level and an advisory model that places students with a small home group for the year with one adult to ensure that each child is known. We strive to create a learning environment that is both challenging and exciting, one where all students feel comfortable expressing themselves. We celebrate the intersectionality of the different identities that our students, families, and faculty bring to our community and acknowledge that a holistic and progressive education is not complete without celebrating and learning the multiple perspectives and experiences that enrich and contribute to the individuals who make up our community and society.

As Fieldston Middle celebrates its 10th anniversary this year as a dedicated division, we are excited to continue to provide students with opportunities to think critically, develop their individual identities and voices, and nurture them into leaders who will make a difference today and in the future.

If you seek a learning environment like ours for your child, I invite you to explore our curricula on this site and come to campus to learn more.

Chia-Chee Chiu
Principal, Fieldston Middle