Admission Newsletter

April 2021

Dear Future Oldfields Families,
 
Spring has sprung in the Oldfields Admission Office! Spring around Oldfields' campus means a lot of activities. One of our favorites is welcoming newly accepted students. This year our wonderful group of student ambassadors, under the guidance of Admission Counselor Mason Rooney, have had to use their creativity, given the limitations on prospective student visits. Not only have they been writing original blog posts (take a look by clicking here) to help our prospective families get to know Oldfields better, but they also made a video to help our newly accepted students say "yes" to OS! We hope to be sending you the same video sometime this spring!

Individual Virtual Visit:
Most Weekdays

Your visit will include a virtual student-led campus tour, introduction to a program of interest, and a conversation with a member of the Admission Office.

Virtual Visit

Online Application:
Rolling Admission

Oldfields' review process is holistic and contextual, taking into account your unique story and background. Click on the button below to begin your application today.

Online Application

Tuition Assistance:
Rolling Admission

We recognize the decision to send your daughter to Oldfields is a significant investment in her future. Together, we can provide your daughter with this life-changing opportunity.

Tuition Assistance

Current Student Spotlight

OLDFIELDS' TRADITIONS

Green and White Teams

Every new girl is assigned to one of the School teams and thus begins a friendly competition that lasts well beyond your years at Oldfields. Led by the coveted roles of Captain and Spirit, the teams compete in a wide variety of ways throughout the year including athletic, academic, community service, and school spirit challenges.

Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend is everyone’s favorite weekend as families and friends come to campus to experience a day in the life of a student, meet faculty and friends, and celebrate our wonderful girls.

Big Sister/Little Sister

Our family-like atmosphere begins right away. As a new girl, you are paired with a big sister to support you as you move through your time at Oldfields.

Garden Party

Garden Party kicks off Graduation Week with a beautiful evening that includes a special dinner, songs from our a cappella groups, yearbook signing, and lots of happy tears.

Morning Meeting

Every meeting is different as the entire community gathers in the theatre three times a week to share presentations, announcements, birthday songs, and weekend highlights as well as participate in with special themed days like Appreciation Wednesday.

Graduation

There is nothing that can compare to Graduation at Oldfields as the entire student body participates, walking down Graduation Hill in a long white gown and bare feet as all Oldfields girls have for generations.

Senior Presentation

With two months until Graduation, we are so excited for all of the ways that we will celebrate our incredible seniors. Senior Presentations began on February 5, and we have been fortunate to have some of them take place in our Theatre—with select guests! We look forward to the remaining Fridays as seniors take to the podium to share personal reflections on a topic that is important to them.


Sisters of Color Mentoring Program

GROWING TOGETHER

This mentorship program recognizes the unique experiences and distinct set of challenges faced by BIPOC students—not only at Oldfields, but in their everyday lives. Oldfields Sisters of Color seeks to partner BIPOC alumni with current BIPOC students and their Oldfields support systems In an effort to expand horizons, provide additional resources, instill confidence, and provide representation as students of color navigate their Oldfields journey.

This mentorship program is designed to connect Oldfields alumni, parents, and friends with alumni and/or current students for the purpose of sharing career experiences and insights about occupations, industries, and general career advice.

This program is not intended to be a job or internship placement service, but a way for Oldfields alumni and parents to give back to young women starting down the road on their career of choice, or to more established graduates who would like to change direction.

Read the full article here


A Hero in the Health Center: Ms. Carter

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Director of Health Services Darla Carter joined the Oldfields community in early September and has navigated this year, one unlike any other, with patience and expertise. Darla is extremely passionate about her work on campus advocating and caring for our students and faculty, while off campus, advocating for accessibility through her own nonprofit. Sweet-natured (and with a sweet tooth) she makes our campus a safer and more resilient place.

Darla’s love for the children she worked with, along with her passion for equal access, led to her starting a nonprofit, Room 17, which advocates for accessible bathrooms for people with disabilities. In her role as the founder and Board President of Room 17, Darla has also spent the past two years networking with lawyers and congressmen, speaking at events, and has been a guest panelist for American Public Health Association in Washington, DC. While the pandemic has paused some of the work that she is doing, Darla has found a way to use her platform to advocate for safety measures in and around COVID-19 and get supplies to people and organizations who really need it.

Darla, known to our students as Ms. Carter, is adored by our students. In the girls’ words, “Ms. Carter helps us out so much at Oldfields and is definitely one of the nicest people I have ever met. She has such a kind soul.” “She notices when something isn’t right—even if we don’t say anything. She pays such close attention to each of us.” Oldfields is fortunate to have her taking care of our students each and every day.

Read the full article here

We hope you enjoyed learning more about Oldfields, and we look forward to learning more about you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

Warmest regards,

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Admission Team
Oldfields School
443-662-1050
Admission@OldfieldsSchool.org