Contacting the Admission Office for the first time?
If you are contacting us for the first time, please begin the process by either completing the Inquiry Form >, or by calling our Admission Office at 1.410.472.4800. Once we receive your inquiry, someone from the Admission Office will personally contact you. All application instructions, and necessary application forms are available on-line.
The following items are necessary to complete an application for admission to Oldfields School:
Please complete the application for admission and send them along with a $125 non-refundable application fee, to Oldfields School.
Oldfields also accepts the SSAT Common Application.
A copy of your passport should be submitted with the application.
We will notify you in writing when your application for admission is complete.
Please download, sign and deliver the school recommendation form to the principal, head of school, or guidance counselor at the applicant's present school.
The sending school should then return this form along with a transcript, standardized testing, and any descriptions of school sectioning and grading policies.
Transcripts should arrive no earlier than December or January, so that they may reflect first semester work.
If distance or other circumstances make it a hardship for your family to visit campus, a Skype interview can be substituted for the campus interview.
We also have an alumnae/parent network who interview for us in their respective cities and towns. If an off campus interview is requested, we will contact the alumnae/parent representative in your area to assist us with interviewing you.
If you are able to visit campus, please contact the Admission Office to arrange a campus visit. A campus visit will help you decide if Oldfields is the school for you. A campus visit and interview may be scheduled weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. throughout the academic year. This visit usually takes two to three hours and consists of a tour with a current student and a personal interview with a staff member.
To schedule an interview please contact the Admission Office at 1.410.472.4800 or via email.
Once a student has been accepted at Oldfields School, she has three weeks to return her contract and deposit for enrollment.
For International Applicants, Oldfields requires the contract, a copy of the student’s passport, documentation of bank statements indicating the account’s current balance as well as monthly deposits dating back six months, and the deposit before an I-20 can be issued.
Once all of the documents are provided, Oldfields will send the I-20 directly to the family so they may begin the Visa process. It is the responsibility of the student and her family to make an appointment for, and secure, the student visa.
Registration for testing must be completed in advance to ensure that results are available to us by the application deadline (the January SSAT and ISEE is the last monthly test date that meets our February 1 application deadline). Please submit test results from one of the following:??
SSAT - Secondary School Admission Test. Contact the Admission Office if you need a Student Registration Guide listing test centers and registration deadlines. We strongly recommend registering for the November, December, or January administrations. Register our code (#5542) on the SSAT registration form and the scores will be sent directly to Oldfields. To register online, go to www.ssat.org.
??ISEE - Independent School Entrance Exam. Contact the Admission Office if you need a Student Guide listing test centers and registration deadlines. We strongly recommend registering for the November, December, or January administrations. Register our code (#210590) on the ISEE registration form and the scores will be sent directly to Oldfields. To register online, go to www.iseetest.org.??
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language. If English is not the applicant's first language, the applicant is required to take both the TOEFL and the SSAT. Register our code (#8301) on the TOEFL registration form and the scores will be sent directly to Oldfields. Since we do not teach English as a Second Language, international students must have strong writing, reading, and speaking skills in English to receive admission consideration. Information about the TOEFL can be obtained at www.toefl.org or by calling your country's regional TOEFL registration center, or the Educational Testing Service in the United States at 1.609.771.7100.
We will also consider your application without formal testing as long as you can demonstrate a command of the English language and your former school supports your application.
Note: From time to time, the Admission Committee may require additional testing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many international students are at Oldfields?
International students make up approximately 20% of Oldfield’s student body.
Is there a separate application for international applicants?
What is the application fee for an international applicant?
The application fee for all international applicants is $125.
How does an international applicant schedule an interview?
We prefer that all applicants visit campus but understand the difficulty that can be present. Oldfields conducts all interviews via Skype and coordinates interviews via e-mail.
Who is considered a foreign or international student?
Anyone who is not a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student.
Is financial aid available to international students?
Financial aid is available to international students on a very limited basis. All financial aid decisions are determined by the family’s demonstrated need for support. Oldfields encourages applicants considering applying for financial aid to contact the Admission Office directly at Admission@OldfieldsSchool.org.