Oldfields School

1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
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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.
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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 - 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 pairings of Bigs with Littles, each serves to build connections through which memories are made, leaders are developed, and lessons are learned.
Oldfields School Photo #7 - 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.
Our small school 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 (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 30 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $31,000
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Oldfields School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

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Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Oldfields School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Mild Learning Differences
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1867
1906
Campus Size
140 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
30 students
315 students
% Students of Color
66%
25%
% International Students
1%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
5 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,000
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,000
$35,000
Tuition international students
$65,200
$57,260
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$47,000
$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Ashley Cares

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
AP 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 Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Spanish Language and Culture , AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History, AP World History: Modern

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
5
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
6
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
IEA Dressage and Hunt Seat Team, Library Proctors, Peer Tutors, Student Ambassadors, Student Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance

School Notes

  • 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; and new this year, the Equine Science Concentration Program. Experiential learning opportunities such as May Program. As well as, The Pathways Program for real life skills and practical development.
  • 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 voices 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. 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.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Oldfields School accreditations: Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Oldfields School cost?
Oldfields School's tuition is approximately $59,000 for boarding students and $31,000 for day students.
What schools are Oldfields School often compared to?
Oldfields Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Garrison Forest School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Oldfields School offer?
Oldfields School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance, Equestrian, Riding and Volleyball.
What is Oldfields School's ranking?
Oldfields School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small student body (number of students) and Small average class sizes.
When is the application deadline for Oldfields School?
The application deadline for Oldfields School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Class of 2016
5.00
Carleton College
I truly do believe that the faculty and staff at Oldfields make this school a unique one. Every member of the faculty and staff are invested in the wellbeing and success of every student here. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
Shenandoah University
One aspect that O.S has that no other school is how our school is split into Green or White Teams. These team all year have a friendly competition that not only helps you make friends. . .

Class of 2019
5.00
St. Lawrence University
I would say that the two most prominent thing that make Oldfields unique is May Program. May Program is a learning opportunity for all students whether that be at Oldfields, in the United States, or. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 30 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $31,000
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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