Oldfields School - Review #2

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Oldfields School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
2014-2018
Sports and Activities:
Semi- Formal: President , Mixer Committee: President, White Team Captain and Spirit, Cal Gal: President, Black Awareness Club: member
College Enrolled:
Shenandoah University
Home Town, State:
Phoenixville, PA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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, but also not feel like the new kid at a school.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened to me at O.S was making my longer term friends.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would advice kids to have an open mind. Don't worry you will get through it. Just breathe.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the atmosphere and feeling of home.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
High school may be scary, but O.S takes that fear away when you are embraced with friends, facutly, and a lot of the pets on campus.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics at this school teach us not only what we are suppose to be learning in class, but also life skills that we can learn outside of school.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletic program at our school is encouraging and has an amazing atmosphere of friendly competition.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved being able to join clubs that I was passionate about.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life is exciting and nerve racking.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dinning arrangement is very good and they give us a very diverse menu.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The schools town and surrounding area is friendly and interested in learning more about OS.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life at O.S is not clique.
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description
Oldfields School Alumni #1
Class of 2019
5.00 6/26/2019
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. . .
Oldfields School Alumni #2
Class of 2018
5.00 6/29/2019
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. . .
Oldfields School Alumni #3
Class of 2017
5.00 5/11/2018
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $64,150
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $35,700
  • Acceptance rate: 42%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update