Field Education

St. James School is fortunate to be located in one of the largest cities in America with resources that promote and help define the learning experiences of our students.  Each grade level has field experiences that are designed to promote inquiry in our students and discover their God given passions.

For students to gain the greatest benefit, field education is thoughtfully chosen and relates to standards, curriculum and the students’ interests. At. Our teachers use  best practices by introducing a field education experience in advance and providing opportunities for the students to apply new concepts and information in the days after the experience.

On the day of the event, teachers actively engage the students by discussing the context and their observations, and  by encouraging the children to explore, question and think critically about their experience.  Photographs are taken to record the day and create a reflection piece with the students. The field education continues in the classroom as the teacher integrates it into learning. 

A Partial List of Recent Field Education Experiences


Early Childhood  


 Middle School 

Kohl’s Children’s Museum

Local Bakery

Pet Store

Nature Center

Fire Station

Farmer’s Market

Swedish American Museum

Peggy Notebart Nature Museum

Lincoln Park Zoo

Home Depot


Museum of Science and Industry     

Field Museum


Shedd Aquarium

Chicago Architectural Tour

Historical CTA Tour 


Springfield, IL

Washington DC

Open Books

Joffrey Ballet

Chicago River Museum


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We look forward to meeting you and showing you all that St. James has to offer your family.

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St. James Lutheran School

2101 N Fremont St Chicago, IL 60614   |   Phone : 773-525-4990     Fax : 773-326-3645

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