About Our School
Hours of Operation: 7:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Learning…to make a difference in our world!
To develop creative, balanced inquirers who share a love of learning, a commitment to global responsibility, a respect for others, and a desire to take positive action in the world
Committed to excellence in the education through the inquiry process.
An outstanding school:
- will provide a positive learning environment where students want to learn and feel safe
- is one where all staff work together, using the Learner Profile, to create a professional community committed to learning
- is one that encourages high expectations, meets individual needs, and challenges each student to reach their potential
- is one where the Learner Profile is used to develop internationally-minded students who enjoy coming to school for learning and socialization
- is one that is supported by parents and community through involvement that upholds the mission
- develops an internationally-minded community
- Promote a clean, safe and supportive environment
- Respect our colleagues, our students, and our community
- Maintain effective communication throughout the school community
- Utilize a system of logical consequences to foster responsibility in students for their education, decisions, and actions
- Develop a shared commitment to our mission
- Help all students achieve the intended outcomes of the curriculum by addressing their individual needs, providing challenge, and maintaining high expectations
Named for writer-poet Eugene Field, Field Elementary School was built in 1959, on 5.10 acres in the southeast corner of the city. The school opened with two hundred students in six rooms, but quickly grew, requiring occupation of additional rooms during the second year. Principal Gladise Hallam presided over the dedication ceremony, which took place during American Education Week in November of 1959. The architectural plans and drawings received considerable attention at the national convention of the American Association of School Administrators in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Eugene Field was a prolific writer, composing more than 7,000,000 words of prose and poetry during this short life-time. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended three colleges, including the University of Missouri. Field worked on newspapers in St. Joseph, St. Louis and Kansas City as well as in Denver and Chicago. His best known books are “The House (1896) and “A Little Book of Western Verse (1889) and his best known poems are “Little Boy Blue” and “Wynken, Blynken and Nod.”
In 2009 Eugene Field became one of the first elementary schools in the state of Missouri to be authorized an International Baccalaureate School. We continue to write our history as our students take action in the world around them.