► The school was founded in October 1980 in Kendall Square in Cambridge.
► One of its four cofounders, and its first president, was Jim Elder, who hailed from Manchester-by-the-Sea.
► In the summer of 1981, the school sent its first group of 75 students into the field.
► In 1986, the school moved to Endicott College in Beverly when its Kendall Square offices were targeted for renovation.
► In March 2012, after many years of shifting between sites in Beverly and Salem, the school moved to its current location at the Cummings Center in Beverly.
SOURCE: School for Field Studies