Oldfields School

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
  • At Oldfields School, we understand teenage girls. We believe in their power, both individually and collectively.
  • Every day, our girls build self-confidence because we empower them to take risks - participate in new experiences, advocate for themselves, lead by example, and strengthen their identity.
  • The world needs more Oldfields graduates because our motivated, informed, kind, and courageous young women know how to navigate and lead in an increasingly complex world..

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Muhlenberg College
    I don't know what other boarding schools are like, but the teachers and coaches at Oldfields cared about me learning, growing, and being happy in a way I never could have imagined. I was surrounded. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    connecticut college
    Oldfields is incredibly diverse as well as very supportive while still allowing girls to branch out and be who they want to be they are still supportive. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    Spelman College
    Oldfields School was super unique because of many reasons, but I'll choose 2. The class sizes were extremely small, giving students a large amount of one on one time with the teachers. I think at. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Oldfields SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-129-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18671910
Campus Size130 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment160 students313 students
% Students of Color
21%
22%
% International Students
22%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(casual, appropriate, neat)
Casual
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1217
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
67%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$12 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,700$54,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,800$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
43%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$23,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
36%
55%
Director of AdmissionsReiva Kibbee

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1217
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry , AP English Language and Composition , AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture , AP Physics , AP Spanish Language and Culture , AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics , AP US History, AP World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1615
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2224
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Art Club, Asian Culture Club, Baltimore Girls School Leadership Coalition, Basia Librum Book Club, Black Awareness Club, Book Club, Disciplinary Council, Diversity Committee, Drama Club, Dreamcatchers hip hop dance group, Dubious Dozen (a capella), Equestrian Club, Equestrian Competition Team, Fine Arts Association, Jewish Culture Club, Riding lessons/ horse shows, ROAD, Robotics Club, Student Council, Tidbit (literary magazine), Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Equestrian Drill Team

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • A leader among girls` boarding schools, Oldfields School, founded 1867, is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 8-12.
  • Located in Maryland`s horse and hound country, Oldfields provides an environment where girls feel comfortable, supported, and encouraged to explore new experiences and take risks along the way.
  • A 5:1 student to teacher ratio coupled with a talented and dedicated faculty allows for the mission of "Each Girl`s Success" to be fully executed every day. Oldfields` distinctive academic schedule includes three 80 minute classes per day with 1 hour in between each class allows for extra help time with teachers, individualized one on one academic strategies support, time to do homework in the library, participate in clubs, or enjoy down time.  
  • Our intensive immersion into the subject matter is similar to a college experience and our balanced approach to high academic standards in a supportive environment results in confident, accomplished, well-rounded young women ready for the next phase of their education.
  •  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
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Oldfields School accreditations: Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Wallis Simpson - The Duchess of Windsor
    • Renee duPont - Heiress to the duPont family
    • Lana Dupont - Olympic Equestrian

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