Self-discovery through teamwork.
In keeping with the School's mission, Oldfields athletics emphasizes the value of each individual and respect for others. Our athletes learn teamwork, sportsmanship, personal commitment, attainable goal setting, and an appreciation for a lifetime of activity. As one of the first girls' schools to pioneer an athletic program in 1878, we have always valued the personal growth that athletics provides on and off the field. In a culture of supportive and nurturing instruction, students of all levels of experience are taught to be leaders, compete as proud ambassadors of Oldfields, and experience the life lessons of being on a team. Whether you are trying out new sports or honing your skills in an existing passion, the bottom line is you will build deep and lasting connections with your peers.
Teams are led by inspiring coaches, many of whom are former collegiate and national team members, who understand the necessity for dedication and work ethic above all else. A unique benefit of Oldfields Athletics is that the relationship between our athletes and coaches extends well beyond the field, court, ring, or stage. Coaches are also teachers, dorm parents, and advisors. These multiple levels of connection lead to an even richer athletic experience.
Oldfields competes in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland league (IAAM) in the B and C Conference along with 30 local independent and parochial schools in and around the Baltimore Metro area. The IAAM oversees over 400 varsity and junior varsity teams in 14 sports, with over 8,000 young women having the opportunity to participate in sanctioned athletic programs. The variety of team sports (listed below), provides our students with endless opportunities for passion and personal growth.
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey*
- Indoor Track*
- Outdoor Track and Field*
*Pending based on level of interest
We believe that true personal growth isn’t about limiting a student to one area of specialization, but rather providing them with the flexibility to explore many interests. Our breadth and depth in co-curricular activities allow our basketball star to be the lead in the musical, or our lacrosse goalie to discover a love for yoga. It’s not unusual to have our students try something different each term.
- Fitness and Conditioning
*Pending based on level of interest
Oldfields Riding has been a vibrant part of the community for over 150 years.The Oldfields Riding Program is dedicated to inspiring our riders to pursue a path of continued growth. Our goals are to develop and enhance a yearning for knowledge, to value the character of the horse and the integrity of the sport, to honor the path of the individual, and to savor the process of learning and the lessons discovered from our relationships with horses.
athletics Fall 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Oldfield students and coaches are looking forward to a return to interscholastic sports for the 2021-2022 school year. Offerings will be similar to years past with a reintroduction of soccer! Our Riding Program is as strong as ever and will continue to work in collaboration with the Athletic Department to meet our health and safety guidelines. We will follow protocols and procedures, including IAAM regulations, to keep our student-athletes safe in practices, games, matches, meets and shows. In order to limit exposure and risk to our residential community, indoor spectators must wear masks and practice physical distancing. Spectators for outdoor events are not required but are encouraged to wear masks when physically distancing cannot be maintained.
When it comes to protecting our students form COVID-19 or any other risk or injury, safety is always our first priority. Our coaches take their responsibility seriously. They ensure that athletes have the proper equipment, are using proper technique and training methods, and model the safety-first mentality in order to prevent needless injuries. The students are at the heart of every decision we make.
We look forward to the team-building, competition, and joy that will come from being together again