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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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Leadership Development

 At Oldfields, each girl is encouraged to be a leader, and there are endless ways to gain this experience! Some are traditional, like participating in Student Council; some are less in the spotlight, such as being a math tutor or dorm prefect.  A new student was so moved by one of our leadership assemblies, that she wrote this e-mail to our own Head of School. We thought it was worth sharing:

"There is a spirit about this school and no, I don’t mean a ghost, I mean a feeling. You can’t not feel something when you step into Old House or sit down at morning meeting or even just play your favorite sport on the fields. It’s a peculiar intensity. A kind of faith. Not a religious faith, but a sort of outward faith. It’s like suddenly you know that everyone in the whole entire school supports you, and better yet, they’ve got your back. They believe in you. I have never ever in my whole entire life been in a place where I felt the strongest need to succeed. Wait, not just a need… a want, a desire. I need to be that woman in leadership. I need my daughters to go to this school, to carry on the legacy. I need to be the best that I can be. I need to achieve more than I ever thought possible. I need a challenge. I need to be that everlasting force. I need too, no, I want to succeed."

With this type of inspiration, we know our girls will succeed in their quest to become leaders. To help you along, we conduct Leadership Workshops to teach you the arts of managing groups, setting goals, and running successful meetings….skills you’ll need for this year’s position and for life.

Where will you lead Oldfields girls?  

  • School President
  • Class President   
  • Class Vice President
  • Class Secretary / Treasurer
  • Prefect
  • Library Proctor
  • School Judiciary Board Representative
  • Academic Integrity Board Representative
  • Sport Team Captain
  • Club President
  • Club Vice President
  • Club Secretary / Treasurer
  • Admissions Tour Guide
  • Student Athletic Advisory Council 
  • Baltimore Girls' School Leadership Coalition Representative

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.

Athletic and co-curricular options >

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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