Oldfields School

1500 Glencoe Road,
Sparks Glencoe, MD, 21152-0211
Tel: (410)472-4800
Grades: 6 - 12 | 157 students
Oldfields School is committed to the intellectual and moral development of young women.
In a culture of kindness and mutual respect, we encourage each student to make the most of her academic and personal potential.
We seek to guide each student to grow in character, confidence, and knowledge by encouraging her to embrace the values of personal honesty, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility.
Our motto - Fortezza, Umilitade, e Largo Core - Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart, are the core values and beliefs that define our school culture.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1867

Student Body

Total Students 157 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 67%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $44,700
Tuition Notes 5-day Boarding: $42,950 Day: $27,400
% on Financial Aid 16%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Acceptance Rate 48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Anneke Skidmore, Cory Jackson
Admissions Associate Kendra Grinnage

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports BadmintonBalletCross CountryDanceEquestrian
Field HockeyIndoor SoccerLacrosseSoccerSoftball
TennisVolleyball
BadmintonBallet,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A capella singing group, Black Awareness Club, Design Club, Eco Club, Environmental Club, Model UN, Playmakers, School Literary Journal, Steppers, Student Council, Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol, Yearbook Design Club, Eco Club, Model UN, Playmakers, Steppers, Yearbook, A capella singing group,
Black Awareness Club,
Environmental Club,
School Literary Journal,
Student Council,
Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol,

School Notes:

    • Oldfields School is committed to the intellectual and moral development of young women. In a culture of kindness and mutual respect, we encourage each student to make the most of her academic and personal potential. We seek to guide each student to grow in character, confidence, and knowledge by encouraging her to embrace the values of personal honesty, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility. Our motto - Fortezza, Umilitade, e Largo Core - Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart, are the core values and beliefs that define our school culture.
    • Oldfields is a school with a rigorous yet supportive academic environment that provides every opportunity to experience success and to reach full academic potential. A school where leadership roles, athletic excellence, and academic accomplishments are everyday occurrences.
    • Oldfields combines the wide-open spaces of Maryland horse country with proximity to city life in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. This best-of-all-worlds location enriches the Oldfields experience with an incredible diversity of outside speakers, field trips, service projects, and internships, and allows Oldfields to provide students with terrific options for weekend activities.
    • An active residential life program provides weekend opportunities for: mixers with other independent schools, museum and theater trips to Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and New York City, trips to the movies, the mall, amusement parks, Target and ice cream. Weekend activities are student-driven: students have the opportunity to plan weekends and add/suggest activities and excursions.
    • Facilities include four dormitories, an academic building with all new classrooms and science labs, David Neven theater, an art gallery to showcase student work, several music practice rooms, an athletic center with gym, dance studio and fitness room, five tennis courts, two athletic fields, a horse barn, and two outdoor riding rings.
    • NEW indoor riding ring is currently under construction and will open in October, 2010.
    • Please join us for one of our 2010-2011 Open House events on October 11, November 2, December 8 and January 17. RSVP to Admission@OldfieldsSchool.org

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Villa Maria School (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. James Academy (3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ashland Preschool Center (4.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended March 16, 2012 - We are so happy with our choice to send our daughter to Oldfields. She has blossomed into a beautiful young woman and her grades have improved immensely. It has been a success story for her. We visited many schools and right away we knew this was a good fit for her. The girls were friendly and the staff nurturing. The warm care from the staff has continued throughout the year. I loved working with the Director of Boarding Admission and knew she was a great role model for my daughter. I thought the Admission Office, Office of the Head of School had a direct approach and knew her students well. My daughter thought of her as grandmotherly and even goes up to hug her. Academically, my daughter is challenged and when she needs extra help, she knows she has several opportunities and sources to go to. I am so happy to see her interest in the sciences and she loves the hands on opportunities the school provides. As she puts it, "I really get it." She is mastering Spanish and loves her art class. We are so proud of her accomplishments academically and discovering on how to be a beautiful young woman. - Posted by Parent

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