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An exceptional independent boarding and day school for girls grades 8-12

The magic of Oldfields is how you feel when you are here—excited and challenged, and at the same time, comfortable and at home. The very best way to experience it is in person.

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Oldfields at a Glance

A few fast facts about our independent, all girls day and boarding school

Oldfields by the Numbers

FoundedIn 1867, Anna Austen McCulloch founded Oldfields, giving it the distinction of Maryland’s oldest girl’s boarding school.
Student BodyAll girls boarding (75%) and day school (25%) for grades 8-12. Average enrollment of 120 students. Diverse population with students from across the United States and an average of 10 foreign countries. International enrollment of 21%.
MissionA mission-driven school, Oldfields combines tradition and innovation while remaining true to its fundamental motto, Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart. Focus on ensuring “Each Girl’s Success”.
Accreditation & AffiliationsAssociation of Independent Maryland Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, National Coalition of Girls Schools, National Association of Independent Schools.
Admission RequirementsApplication and fee, personal essay, school recommendation form, two teacher recommendations, official transcript, and standardized test results (SSAT, PSAT, ISEE, TOEFL or WISC/Woodcock Johnson).
Financial AidApproximately 43% of students receive financial aid
Faculty5:1 ratio of students to faculty. Extensive flexibility to tailor each girl’s education to her abilities. Average class size of 8 students. Average tenure of 10+ years. 67% hold advanced degrees.
Average Class Size8
Curriculum and ScheduleApproximately 90 courses, including honors courses, advanced placement preparation, special seminars, May Program and art electives. Opportunity for individualized or advanced coursework based on outstanding talents or interests. Students take 6 major subjects per year. Distinctive academic schedule includes 3 courses per day lasting 80 minutes each with 1 hour in between each to allow for enrichment such as clubs, sports, lunch and individual academic support. Intensive immersion in each course into the subject matter is similar to a college experience.
TechnologyWi-Fi in all dormitories and academic buildings, Brougher e-Learning Center.
AthleticsTen interscholastic teams, renowned riding program, personal fitness, yoga, dance, and theatre programs.
Student LifeApproximately 20 student run clubs. Numerous leadership opportunities involving start of new student organizations.
Green InitiativesEcoWeek activities, and campus-wide recycling program, Oldfields Kitchen and Dining Facility a 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant as awarded by the Green Restaurant Association.
College Placement100% of seniors accepted to colleges and universities (list of colleges)
Campus130 rural acres nestled in the bucolic horse country of North Baltimore County, Maryland. Conveniently located near cultural centers of Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.
1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

Each Girl's Success

At no other school will so many caring individuals be focused on a young woman’s success as a student, a leader, an athlete, an artist, or an adventurer!


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The Oldfields Difference

From our unique academic schedule to our one-of-a kind May Program, there are benefits to OS students that cannot be found elsewhere.

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Undeniable Results

High standards, low pressure, and a supportive environment result in confident, successful young women.

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A Sporting Life

Experience a different approach to coaching and team building, one where sportsmanship matters and there is a place on the team for everyone.

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Unleash Creativity

In the spotlight or behind the scenes, in the studio or behind the camera, find your creative outlet.

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A Girl and her Horse

Oldfields’ Riding Program is where learning moves out of the classroom and into the barn.

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Total Life Balance

Students’ days are intentionally planned to nurture mind, body, and spirit – and have fun!

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Giving back

Each new experience and every time-honored tradition we share with Oldfields girls is made possible by the gifts you send.

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