Oldfields School Photo #1 - Oldfields School`s Mission is to embrace each student`s authentic self, educate through collaboration, empower the individual voice, and inspire confidence and continual growth, leading to a life of purpose.
Oldfields School Photo #1 - Oldfields School`s Mission is to embrace each student`s authentic self, educate through collaboration, empower the individual voice, and inspire confidence and continual growth, leading to a life of purpose.
Oldfields School Photo #2 - Oldfields Riding has been a vibrant part of the community for over 150 years, dedicated to creating an environment that helps each student reach her riding goals whether she is just beginning, very experienced, or anywhere in between. Daily riding, certified trainers, and expert visiting clinicians allow for participation in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, fox hunting, and IEA competitions.
Oldfields School Photo #3 - Oldfields' campus is 140 acres located in Maryland's scenic horse country, close to the cultural centers of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City and within driving distance of natural resources like the Chesapeake Bay, Appalachian Mountains, and Atlantic beaches. In addition, the international airport BWI is only 30 minutes away.
Oldfields School Photo #4 - The best learning happens in a space where students are known. Our small class sizes and 5:1 teacher to student ratio allow the flexibility for a personalized learning experience that is both challenging and supportive and that values each girl for who she is and who she will become.
Oldfields School Photo #5 - Experiential learning occurs throughout the year with our signature May Program and Winter Program that complement the academic curriculum while taking students on a journey of discovery across our community, our country, and the world. Weekend activities also offer hands-on opportunities to explore a current passion or try something totally new. Students often share how these programs were life-changing experiences!
Oldfields School Photo #6 - The ability to express oneself in new ways is a core experience--nowhere more beautifully demonstrated than in Oldfields` abundant Arts Program. Whether a beginner or experienced, all are encouraged to explore their inner aspirations and depths, sharing them through dance, theatre, music, and visual arts. Our new Arts Concentration Program offers an even more immersive art experience.
Oldfields School Photo #7 - Oldfields athletics emphasizes the value of each individual and respect for others. We stress teamwork, sportsmanship, personal commitment, reachable goal setting, and appreciation for lifetime activity. With 12 interscholastic sports and a variety of co-curricular activities such as yoga, pilates, and fitness conditioning, there is something for everyone.
Oldfields School Photo #8 - With international students coming from as far away as Rwanda, South Korea, China, and Mexico, our students obtain a global view, learning and living with others from across the country and around the world. One thing all have in common, from day to boarder, domestic to international, this place becomes their home, and the relationships they forge here are life-long.
Oldfields School Photo #9 - Traditions are what tie generations of Oldfields girls together. The traditions are unveiled for each new girl to experience and enjoy when she arrives. From Green and White Team competitions to Big Sister/Little Sister, each serves to build connections through which memories are made, leaders are developed, and lessons are learned.
Oldfields School Photo #10 - When you arrive with a goal or dream, we say, "Let's try it together." Your path may twist and turn, but what remains certain throughout is that you will be guided and encouraged by the exceptional people around you. Growth occurs when you will realize your own extraordinary strength. Moments like these are magical, and here, they happen a lot.
Founded in 1867, our independent all-girls boarding and day school for grades 8-12, is located in Maryland`s scenic horse country near the cultural centers of Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.
Oldfields School embraces each students` authentic self, educates through collaboration, and empowers young women`s voices. Here you will be seen, known, and heard.
As an intentionally small school of 100+ students provides the flexibility to create an immersive personalized learning experience that allows each student to achieve her goals in mind, body, and spirit, grow in confidence, and be exceptionally prepared for college and beyond.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 42%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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Oldfields School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
100 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Oldfields School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(While our dress code is designed to be casual and comfortable, it does not allow jeans, sweatpants, or athletic wear during the academic day.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day: $34,500 Application Fee Waiver Code: OSPSR
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kathleen Wenck
Admissions Associate
Mason Rooney



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
35 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art and Design, Asian Culture Club, Baltimore Girls' School Leadership Coalition, Becoming Globally Aware, Bibliobash, Black Awareness Club, Chess Club, Diversity Committee, Gay Straight Alliance, Green School Committee, Jewish Culture Club, Library Proctors, Model UN, One Love, Peer Tutors, Powered by Speech, School Judiciary Board, Semi-Formal, STEM, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Tidbit (Student Literary Magazine), Yearbook, Young Democrats, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Dream Catchers (K-Pop Dance Troupe), Dubious Dozen (a cappella), Images (a cappella), Oldfields Dance Company, Playmakers, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance, Fitness & Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga

School Notes

Application Fee Waiver Code: OSPSR
Schedule a Virtual Tour: As an all-girls boarding school for over 153 years, we know that a single-sex education is life changing. While outside influences attempt to define who a girl should be, Oldfields provides a place free from that pressure-where girls can focus on who they are and safely explore and grow into who they want to be. Here, girls lead everything. We believe in the power of teenage girls, and by the time they leave us, they believe in themselves.
Our intentionally small school means students are known and their voices are celebrated. Our 5:1 student to teacher ratio allows us to be flexible, creating unique immersive personalized academic opportunities. Our academic schedule allows breaks between classes for extra help, enrichment, or downtime, similar to a college schedule. With over 50% of the faculty living on campus, the guidance of trusted teachers and mentors extends well beyond the four walls of a classroom. 
Oldfields signature programs included a renowned Riding Program; multiple experiential learning opportunities such as May Program and Winter Program; the Academic Strategies Program and new this year, the Arts Concentration Program. 
Oldfields offers 12 interscholastic competitive sports as well as a variety of co-curricular activities such as yoga, fitness conditioning, and pilates. Our athletes learn teamwork, sportsmanship, personal commitment, attainable goal setting, and an appreciation for a lifetime of activity. As one of the first girls' schools to pioneer an athletic program in 1878, we have always valued the personal growth that athletics provides on and off the field.
All our students, boarding and day, domestic and international, cherish the family-like sense of warmth and welcoming that surrounds the Oldfields experience. We learn and live together, and share an unwavering caring for and kindness towards one another. We value individuality and encourage students to use their voice to help create the student experience. You are embraced as you are, because who you are "supposed" to be doesn`t exist here. The result is a shared, deep-rooted sense of belonging that makes our community a family and our campus a home.
At Oldfields, we know the college application process can be overwhelming, and that is why we are here to help every step of the way! College counseling is an in-depth, multi-year process which helps each student prepare for and find the college, university, gap year, or post-graduate career path that fits her best. Along with the college counselor, each Oldfields senior takes responsibility for her higher education plan.
Accreditations include Association of Independent Maryland Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, National Coalition of Girls Schools, National Association of Independent Schools
Profile last updated: 07/16/2021

School Reviews

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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 42%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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