Public Invited to Star Party, Food Fest, Open House at Green Fields County Day Schoolby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jan. 22, 2013, under Press Releases
Contact: Becky Cordier, Head of School, 297-2288 or email@example.com
Experience Southern Arizona’s Oldest Independent College Prep School on Feb. 13
Tucson, AZ – Telescopes, astronomers and a roundup of food trucks will be on hand at Green Fields Country Day School on Feb. 13 for a Star Party and Open House at the historic 22-acre campus in northwest Tucson.
Green Fields is Southern Arizona’s only independent school offering continuous education from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The open house begins at 5 p.m. and includes tours of the campus and classrooms led by upper-school student ambassadors plus opportunities to meet with faculty from all grades. The food-truck roundup was organized by David Aguirre’s Dinnerware Artspace and offers a tantalizing variety of choices. The star-gazing portion of the evening begins at dark and features Paul Smith, associate astronomer at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory.
Parents, students, and anyone who is curious to learn more about the school or Southern Arizona’s night skies are welcome. Several telescopes will be set up for guided viewing by Smith and others.
Green Fields is currently accepting applications for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade.
Founded in 1933, Green Fields is known for academic excellence. The curriculum includes core classes in English, social studies, science, math, fine arts, Spanish and French, plus technology and competitive sports.
“As a K-12 school we have a unique ability to provide the benefits that come from multi-age interaction,” said Becky Cordier, head of school. “Students are encouraged to explore their passions and their potential through the academics, the arts and athletics, as well as through programs like Senior Masterwork, Beyond Boundaries, Career Day and Issue Day. At any age, Green Fields is a stimulating place to be.”
Green Fields classes frequently meet outdoors and young students have many opportunities to interact with their older classmates, who serve as mentors and role models. The enrollment includes many siblings. This year’s senior class includes six students who have attended Green Fields since third grade.
Green Fields Lower School classes are small – averaging 12 to 14 students. Every child has physical education every day, French and Spanish through the fifth grade, plus music, art and drama classes in rotation. Ecology, gardening, and sustainability are woven throughout the curriculum. The third-grade class learns to care for chickens, gather eggs and sell them with their garden harvest, raising money for a non-profit of their choice.
Green Fields also offers unique study experiences, including the spring Interim that provides a wide range of educational experiences off campus. Eighth graders can undertake a yearlong multi-media research project that expands their world view. Seniors can embark on a Masterwork project, a yearlong course of independent inquiry. This is an opportunity to pursue a personal passion beyond the classroom – conducting research, finding a mentor in the community and culminating in a performance, video or other interactive presentation for the Green Fields faculty and students.
The school is located at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra in northwest Tucson, near Orange Grove and Shannon. For more information on Green Fields, call 297-2288 or visit www.greenfields.org