Oldfields School

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Oldfields School Photo #1 - Our community has a wonderful reopening experience under our belts, and we are looking forward to the months ahead! Oldfields is operating on campus and in person for the 2020-2021 school year.
Oldfields School Photo #2 - Oldfields Riding has been a vibrant part of the community for over 150 years. Our program is dedicated to creating an environment that helps each student reach her riding goals whether they are just beginning, very experienced, or anywhere in between.
Oldfields School Photo #3 - As Maryland's oldest girls' boarding school, Oldfields has been focusing on each girl's success for over 150 years. Our balanced approach to high academic standards combined with a caring, supportive environment makes our school a place where students reach their highest potential.
Oldfields School Photo #4 - Oldfields is located on 140 scenic acres in the heart of Maryland's horse country. Established in 1867, Oldfields was one of the first schools to teach science and athletics to girls.
Oldfields School Photo #5 - Our mission at Oldfields is to provide an environment that allows each girl to make the most of her academic and personal potential. The academic program is designed to be rigorous and challenging, as well as personal and supportive. Oldfields offers a complete college preparatory curriculum.
Oldfields School Photo #6 - 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.
Oldfields School Photo #7 - Whether students enter Oldfields with little or no experience in that arts or with years of expertise and training, every effort is made to expose Oldfields girls to a wide variety of dance, theatre, music, and visual arts. A wide array of academic courses, clubs, or extracurricular opportunities are offered.
Oldfields School Photo #8 - May Program is a two-week experiential learning experience that complements the academic curriculum. This program takes students across our community, our country, or the world. These two offer self-discovery, leadership, and confidence-building; another step in ensuring each girl's success.
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. Embracing the new while honoring the traditions of old makes for a rich experience for each student.
  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1867

Student Body

Total Students100 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Oldfields School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(While our dress code is designed to be casual and comfortable, it does not allow jeans, sweatpants, or athletic wear during the academic day.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$60,900
Tuition NotesDay: $33,800
% on Financial Aid
45%
Acceptance Rate
42%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorReiva Kibbee
Admissions AssociateKathleen Wenck

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBadmintonBallet,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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

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School Reviews

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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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