Tuition and Tuition Assistance
As Maryland’s first all-girls’ boarding school, we have a long history of forging opportunities for young women.
For over 150 years, our School has believed in the power of young women and has been committed to providing the Oldfields Experience to as many students as possible. Oldfields’ motto, Fortezza, Umilitade, e Largo Core—Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart, embodies the core values and beliefs that define the culture of our School. It is at the center of every decision we make, directs the actions we take, and provides the guiding principle for how we live our lives. Continue reading to learn more about how Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart shape our tuition assistance philosophy.
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. Our Director of Financial Aid encourages your family to speak with us directly, no matter your stage in the admission process. Your conversation will be family-focused, and can include, but is not limited to: an overview of Oldfields School’s tuition assistance program, understanding the tuition assistance application, reviewing the additional costs included in sending your daughter to an independent school, and sustaining your family’s contribution during your daughter's time at Oldfields. We encourage students to apply irrespective of financial need.
To aid in this process, Kathleen Wenck, Director of Financial Aid, will be hosting tuition assistance webinars by appointment weekly on Tuesdays.
While the primary responsibility for financing a student's education rests with the family, a strong tuition financial assistance program supports Oldfields’ commitment to a qualified, motivated, and diverse student body. To assist families in meeting the cost of an Oldfields School education, we offer need-based assistance, merit awards, and payment plans. In the 2019-2020 school year $1.4 million dollars of financial aid was granted. Nearly 45% of our families receive some form of financial assistance.
LARGENESS OF HEART
Oldfields School’s tuition is a comprehensive fee that includes the cost of most activities, athletics, and most academic support outside of ASP. Both boarding and day students benefit from a wide variety of after school and weekend activities that extend their learning far beyond the classroom. The result is education with a deeper level of personal connection that opens doors (and minds) to bigger and broader opportunities for discovery.
Tuition and Fees 2020-2021
|Annual School Fee||$800|
|Domestic Boarding Student|
|Annual School Fee||$1,200|
|International Boarding Student|
|Annual School Fee||$6,200|
|International Student Health Insurance*
* The student health insurance fee may be waived by students who have comparable U.S.-based health insurance that provides coverage while in Maryland.
|$1,950 (12 months)
$1,765 (10 months)
The Annual School Fee includes but is not limited to technology support, on-campus meals, laundry, membership in The Oldfields School Parent Association (OPA), student activity fees, and some health center fees. For some off-campus trips, participating students may be charged. May Program, riding lessons, Academic Strategies Program, private music lessons and private tutoring services come at additional costs. Health insurance is available at an additional fee.