Oldfields School

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Tel: 410-472-4800
1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
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CAMPUS* 180 acres* Located just 20 miles from Baltimore* 30 minutes from BWI* 1 hour from Washington, DC* 90 minutes from Philadelphia* 40 minutes from Annapolis* 3 hours from New York City(PICTURE: Birds eye view of campus)
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CAMPUS* 180 acres* Located just 20 miles from Baltimore* 30 minutes from BWI* 1 hour from Washington, DC* 90 minutes from Philadelphia* 40 minutes from Annapolis* 3 hours from New York City(PICTURE: Birds eye view of campus)
LEADERSHIP and FACULTY* Experienced, devoted, hands-on Head of School, Dr. Parnell Hagerman* Teachers who foster a love for learning * Faculty who understand the importance of emotional and social development in teenage girls* Advisory, morning meeting, and community dinner every day of the week(PICTURE: Dr. Parnell Hagerman)
ACADEMICS* Unique Academic Schedule* 5:1 Student to Teacher Ratio* Flexible Course Curriculum, Including Honors Courses * Abundant Opportunity for Academic Support* Exceptional Understanding of Learning Styles(PICTURE: Anatomy and Physiology lab)
MAY PROGRAM* An exceptionally unique two-week experiential learning tradition* Spend a week training and living at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid* Travel to Europe to study World War II* Student-Teach at nearby public schools* STEM-related programs(PICTURE: Lake Placid May Program 2014)
STUDENTS* 180 girls from 28 states and 11 countries* 80% boarding, 20% day* Opportunities for each girl to develop and pursue leadership opportunities* Opportunities to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment(PICTURE: Roommates from Jamaica and the United States)
EQUESTRIAN* Renowned equestrian program in the heart of Hunt Valley, MD* 36 school-owned horses on campus* State-of-the-art indoor riding arena* Cross-country trails surrounding campus* Opportunities to ride each day as well as during the academic day(PICTURE: Two riders outside of the Indoor Riding Arena)
ATHLETICS* Competitive interscholastic athletic teams * Extra-curricular activities offered such as Pilates, yoga, fitness, and sailing* Riding, Theater, and Dance offered each season * Inspiring coaches with NCAA Division I, II, and II experience(PICTURE: Runners from the 2014 IAAM Cross-Country Championship team)
PERFORMING ARTS* Three theater productions each year* Plethora of dance and theater classes offered during the academic day* Oldfields Dance Company* Opportunities to perform off-campus(PICTURE: Members of the Oldfields Dance Company)
VISUAL ARTS* Plethora of visual art classes offered during the academic day such as: studio, portfolio, digital design, ceramics, photography, architecture and design* Four state-of-the-art art studios* Renovated digital design classroom(PICTURE: Portfolio class held outside in the Spring)
  • 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 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 each and every day. Oldfields` distinctive academic schedule includes 3 classes per day with 1 hour in between each to allow for enrichment such as clubs, sports, or individual academic support. Intensive immersion into the subject matter is similar to a college experience. High academic standards combined with low pressure in a supportive environment results in confident, accomplished, well-rounded young women ready for the next phase of their education.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   6/1/2017
    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   6/12/2017
    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. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Dickinson College
    We had many opportunities to get out into our external community, including ones through our curriculum called "May Program". May Program is a two week program that sets out to bring our girls outside of. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Lake Forest College
    The Family-like community, the availability of faculty, the support all the girls get from school...there are so many unique things that make Oldfields stand out. I checked this website (Boarding School Review) years ago when. . .

  • Class of 1999
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Sweet Briar College
    I feel the most unique asset that Oldfields offered that I loved dearly was the way that education was presented in the classroom. The teachers were available during and after school hours and invited. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Oldfields SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18671910
Campus Size180 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment180 students300 students
% Students of Color
21%
20%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

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 Offered1216
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$12 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,400$52,698
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,000$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
23%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$12,000$22,380
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
36%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAllison Letourneau
Associate Director of AdmissionsTom Faxon

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1216
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry , AP English Language and Composition , AP English Literature and Composition , AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture , AP Latin, AP Physics , AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture , AP Spanish Literature and Culture , AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics , AP US History, AP World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2423
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Asian Culture Club, Baltimore Girls School Leadership Coalition, Black Awareness Club, Book Club, Calorie Gallery, Disciplinary Council, Drama Club, Dreamcatchers hip hop dance group, Dubious Dozen (a capella), Environment Club, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), Global Awareness Club, Images (a capella), Jewish Culture Club, Model UN, Playmakers, Resident Assistants, Riding Club, Student Council, Tidbit (literary magazine), Tour Guides, Varsity Club, Yearbook

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 high academic standards combined with low pressure 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: All
  • 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
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