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Each Field graduate will:

  1. View learning as having real purpose in a life well-lived, not just as a path toward his next educational endeavor;

  2. Write a compelling, persuasive essay on a matter of personal interest;

  3. Analyze, memorize and critique a piece of another’s writing;

  4. Design, build, and create working instructions for something tangible;

  5. Rely upon and take care of self and others in a natural environment;

  6. Regularly give gratitude;

  7. Solve a demanding problem as part of a team and understand his value on that team;

  8. Take a leadership role in a project, event or activity of importance;

  9. Using data-driven research, determine whether a statement made by a public official is true;

  10. Converse in a foreign language about something that he has read in that language;

  11. Examine media coverage of an issue or event from various perspectives;

  12. Nurture another living being;

  13. Conduct a scientific experiment, collect and record empirical data, and write a summary of the results with sound conclusions;

  14. Participate in a team competition in a way that makes him feel physically, emotionally and/or intellectually more powerful;

  15. Feel confident enough in his authentic self that he desires to empower justice for others;

  16. Mentor another student in something in which he feels qualified;

  17. Create and/or perform a complex piece of art; and

  18. Consistently and correctly assess his own strengths and limitations to set personal goals.


Adapted from Pat Bassett’s (former NAIS President) Graduate Requirements and East Bay school for Boys’ Graduation Criteria

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