Oldfields Reopen/Stay Open Plan
Our top priority is the health and safety of our community. Safety comes in many forms, from physical health to emotional wellness. Oldfields is closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as local and national health departments to continually update guidelines and recommendations for remaining open for in-person learning.
We had a successful in-person learning experience for 2020-2021 and our COVID-19 Health and Safety Task Force will continue operating and adjusting to the current environment to ensure a safe and successful 2021-2022 school year!
Oldfields' Ideal Environment
Our beautiful 140-acre campus is ideally located in Maryland’s scenic horse country, which means lots of safe space for activities on campus or in surrounding parks, trails, and waterways.
Spacious Academic Buildings
Our large classrooms combined with our small class sizes (average of 7 this year) allow for physical distancing during classes and as our students move about their day.
As a boarding school with the majority of faculty and staff living on campus, we have many trusted adults and caregivers—including 2 full-time nurses.
Flexible Academic Options
While in-person learning is the goal, we know circumstances may dictate remote learning for some or all community members at certain points in time. We are ready to deliver the Oldfields experience near or far.
Leaders in Healthcare
World-renowned healthcare providers and advisors are in our own back yard, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland. In addition, the Maryland State Health Department is leading the way in COVID-19 testing and tracing.
It’s different, but we are successfully facing the challenges of this new school year as we have faced them in our 154 years past, with Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart.