Immerse Yourself in Personalized Learning
The faculty at Oldfields know our students. Our small class sizes, dedicated and caring teachers, and a challenging and flexible curriculum provide each girl with a unique academic path that is aligned with her individual talents and passions. At Oldfields we embrace a personalized learning approach that values each girl for who she is and who she will become.
THE Oldfields Academic Difference
With under ten students in most classes, every girl is known. All voices are heard. Our small classes provide big opportunities for each girl to contribute and shine in her own way. Our academic program extends well beyond the classroom through experiential learning opportunities such as off campus activities that take advantage of nearby cultural centers and our May Program.
- 5:1 Teacher to Student Ratio
- Average Class Size of 8
- 100+ college representatives visits to campus per year
- Experiential Learning including May Programs
At no other time in a young woman’s life will there be so many caring educators invested in her success and who are eager to help her reach her highest potential. Our teachers come from across the country and around the world, bringing diverse perspectives and experiences that develop students who are global citizens.
- 83% hold advanced degrees
- 10 years average tenure
- Over 50% faculty live on campus
Like our students, each faculty member’s uniqueness is celebrated and encouraged. Their bios are a great place to start. Who will be your favorite teacher?
Each girl’s success means crafting an academic path that fits each girl’s interests and challenges her intellect. Our advisors work with each girl, her teachers, and her family to plan out an appropriately challenging and personalized academic path. At Oldfields, we develop capable, confident young women who are prepared to succeed and lead in college and beyond.
Oldfields School curriculum is designed to foster intellectual curiosity, academic integrity, and the willingness to take risks. Our students are known, heard, and supported as they push beyond their comfort zone and find guided discoveries through academic vigor. Oldfields students learn to be critical thinkers, embrace productive failure, and grow into strong, confident scholars.
All courses are subject to change based on level of interest. Additionally, some courses are not offered every year. Please contact Director of Academics Jeremy Jernigan if you have any questions.
The All-Girls Advantage
Here, girls have taken center stage for over 150 years. Every aspect of Oldfields—from the classroom, to the athletic fields, and especially student leadership—is designed for girls. At a time when so many outside influences define who a girl should be, Oldfields provides a place free from that pressure and distraction—where girls can focus on who they are and what passions they wish to pursue. The result is young women who are filled with confidence, embrace leadership opportunities, and aspire to improve the world as they move on to college and beyond. Nothing could better describe an Oldfields girl.
Girls from single-sex school report:
- 6 times more likely to consider STEM majors than girls in coed schools
- 90% feel supported by their all-girl peers as compared with 75% at coed schools
- 87% feel their opinions are respected compared to 58% at coed schools
At Oldfields, we know the college application process can be overwhelming, and that is why we are here to help every step of the way! College counseling is an in-depth, multi-year process which helps each student prepare for and find the college, university, gap year, or post-graduate career path that fits her best. Along with the college counselor, each Oldfields senior takes responsibility for her higher education plan.