"If people have knowledge of life, it is only out of life itself that they can take up their tasks." - Rudolf Steiner. For parents and students to be in control of their education it is important that they are ultimately in control and accountable. As such, Field Academy is not a school but a home school enrichment center. We provide support for the busiest of families and encourage families to realize the benefits of the public, private and home-school sector.
Learning never stops, why should we? Global Field Academy is a year round experience, with rolling admission, based on capacity. We know there are no two students alike, and have created an environment that allows students of all ages to work and enter the program at various levels. We all then work together to constantly relate, reflect, and master our collective goals. As such, it is common that students may begin either ahead in some subject areas or behind in others. In addition, families create their own annual calendar, which includes vacation and or home/remote work as necessary to comply with learning goals and state home-school requirements.
Tuesdays & Fridays students are dropped off at a designated field day site (exm. Frost Museum, Miami History Museum, etc.) On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, the academy is open from 9am to 4:30 pm. The aforementioned operation hours are not mandatory but rather are established to support your schedule, whether full or part time. At Field Academy, our certified educators, licensed child care professionals, coaches and educational enrichment service providers provide one on one guidance, enrichment activities and and help busy parents track academics and manage portfolios.
Field Academy is a non-profit and our goal is to make the experience affordable for all families. Therefore, participation fees are based on a sliding scale and parent participation/contributions. While the full cost of attendance for one year is $22,000 per student, due to the generosity of our sponsors and our community volunteer program, full and partial scholarships are available. Therefore even for families that do not qualify for scholarships the maximum fees per family are estimated to be $750 per month per child with sibling discounts. Additional fees for special field days and additional tutoring may apply.
Three days a week we meet at the main workshop at Miami Dade College's North Campus - Green Urban Living Center, the other two days a week the community is our classroom. Students who began with us in the 2017 academic year have experienced over 275 field days to date. Field days give our students opportunities that not even the general public has access to and are hosted by experts and community partners, which include museums, galleries and public incubator and performance spaces. Each host provides space for our “pop-up” workshops.
The dual lingual (English/Spanish) enrichment center operates more like a fitness club, than a school. Programs are offered throughout the day but not required, the educators and tutors are always available for personal training as educational coaches to help students master their individual learning plans. Workshops typically do not exceed 25 students at any given time. Parents who go through a level 2 background screening are invited to co-work and/or co-educate in the space, but are not required to be there for any student over the age of 5. Group time, peer learning, thematic and special workshops take place daily when it is relevant to the learning objectives.
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