Oldfields School - Review #12
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1979-1981|
|Sports and Activities:||I played many sports, Basketball, Field Hockey, Tennis, Horse back riding. The school is also split up by the Green and White team and activities were built around these 2 teams.|
|College Enrolled:||Ferrum College, VA|
|Home Town, State:||Baltimore, MD|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The main thing I liked about Oldfields is that they instilled individuality, rather than the need to fit into a cookie cutter image. I always had difficulty in school and at Oldfields I got the best grades. The care they take in making sure each student rises to their full potential is above and beyond. There was always a teacher available for individualized attention. The property that Oldfields is on is beautiful and the facilities are top notch. Even back in 1981 when I graduated Oldfields was a bit pricey but I feel it was worth every penny. Oldfields made me the person I am today and I wouldn't trade 1 minute of that experience for anything.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The biggest influence Oldfield's had on me is to be myself, I am not like anyone else and that individualism is what has shaped me. I have only fond memories and am grateful for the experience.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wouldn't do anything differently
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Oldfield's is the complete package, they look at each student as an Individual and cater to the needs of that specific student
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Visit Oldfield's before you make any decisions. The campus is beautiful and the education is top notch.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
My favorite class was English mainly because of my teacher. He gave this shy girl who used to stutter when speaking publicly ( me) the courage to not be nervous, to stand up and be able to voice my opinion with conviction. I will never forget Mr MacGregor he had a major impact on my life. He taught me that my voice matters. Teachers were always available for questions or extra tutoring in the evenings.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
For seniors the last month of school is elective courses. I was able to take a course on Agriculture/Farming, and a course on Sects and Cults, we even went and visited a Hare Krishna group. I loved it , not that I wanted to join a cult or sect. I loved the fact that I got the opportunity to learn something so different. It also started my lifelong quest to understand all religions.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I was actually a day student but because of sport practice and the need for tutoring, I spent many nights on campus. I lived 45 min from campus and there was always someone to bunk with, if I needed too stay. Dorms were well controlled with teachers living in the same buildings.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Oldfield's is located in a beautiful country setting. Hunt Valley, MD is about 15 min away with many shops and Towson is about 30 min away. The school does bus trips into these areas for shopping.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
It's a small school, so you know everyone's name. It was more like a big family. We would do more things out in nature on the weekends, hiking, tubing, riding horses. I used to love the old library which was more like my parents living room but larger.
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- 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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