Student Life

In keeping with our mission to promote ethical citizenship and to encourage students to become leaders and activists, Fieldston has a vibrant and extensive student life program that includes:

  • 50+ student-run clubs
  • a full slate of regular assemblies devoted to a variety of topics and organized almost exclusively by students
  • numerous student publications
  • Modified Awareness Days (MADs) and Fieldston Awareness Days (FADs), special days that allow the community to closely examine issues of local, national, or global importance
  • support for students who engage in social and political activism
  • an annual summer book that is read by the entire upper school and followed by a MAD
  • a summer jobs program run in concert with the P+T
  • an active student government and both women's and men's leadership programs
  • Alternative Learning Period (ALP): a two-day experiential learning program that takes place every two years and features workshops and classes run by students, faculty, parents, and alumni
  • Senior Projects, which are self-directed, independent projects that take place during second semester of senior year
  • semester programs, such as the Mountain School and Maine Coast Semester, that are open to juniors

Please direct any questions about Fieldston's student life program to Nancy Banks, Dean of Students, at