Athletics

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.

Interscholastic Sports

Oldfields competes in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland league (IAAM) in the B and C Conference along with 30 local private schools. The requirement that each student plays at least one trimester of team sports (listed below) opens the door for all to experience the personal growth athletics provides.

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track*
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track and Field*
  • Riding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

*Pending based on level of interest

Co-curricular options

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.

  • Dance
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Pilates*
  • Theatre
  • Yoga*

*Pending based on level of interest

Riding Program

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.

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athletics Fall 2020

Oldfields School believes that the safety of our students, faculty, and our campus community takes precedence over this upcoming fall athletic season and therefore has decided not to participate in the IAAM competitive sports league this fall. After-school activities and sports remain an important part of the Oldfields experience, and we are excited to offer alternative safe options for both required daily and optional weekend athletics and activities. Participation in the Riding Program will continue as a daily activity based on a trimester system. We hope to return to normal sports and activities for the winter season.

Athletic Facilities

Meet our Athletic and Co-curricular Team

Gaby Davis

Gaby Davis

Director of Athletics, Director of Summer Programs, Science Teacher, Head Varsity Softball Coach
Carrie Hammond

Carrie Hammond

Arts Department Chair, Dance Teacher
Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips

Director of Riding
Shawn Wright

Shawn Wright

Performing Arts Teacher, English Teacher