Fortezza, Umilitade, e Largo Core (Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart) is the motto and guide for all who join the Oldfields community. Our active Community Service Committee embodies these words, impacting lives far beyond campus. It began in the home of our founder, Anna Austen McCulloch, who, upon seeing a need to educate local children (girls in particular) after moving to rural Maryland, opened her home to students. We continue spreading that legacy near and far—from feeding the homeless in Baltimore to tackling period poverty in Thailand. At Oldfields, you can make a difference every day through becoming a conscientious citizen of the world, an engaged community member, and one who uses your gifts and voice to take action and better the lives of others.
What moves you?
We are never more aware of humanity’s connectedness than when we are doing for others. At Oldfields, you will experience weekly opportunities to partner with numerous outside organizations—changing lives for the better, including your own!
View the video from our all-school day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
“It felt great to turn my passion for knitting and crafts into hats for babies in a local NICU. I discovered that I love gifting things more than I like keeping them. Getting my friends involved and seeing the appreciation of the nurses at the hospital made every second worth it.”- Kasey, Student