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Oldfields School

Oldfields School is an all-female private boarding traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

Oldfields School says

Oldfields, located 25 miles north of Baltimore, is nationally recognized for its tailored college-preparatory curriculum whose purpose is each girl’s success. Girls from seven countries and thirteen states enjoy a nurturing, family-like community in which 75% of the students are boarders. Off-campus and international programs in May, fine arts, athletics, riding, dance, performing arts, and extensive co-curricular activities enhance the academic offerings. All teachers and students have laptop computers and SmartBoards are used in classrooms. "Oldfields School is committed to the intellectual and moral development of young women. In a culture of kindness and mutual respect, we encourage each student to make the most of her academic and personal potential. We seek to guide each student to grow in character, confidence, and knowledge by encouraging her to embrace the values of personal honesty, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility. Our motto - Fortezza, Umilitade, e Largo Core - Courage, Humility and Largeness of Heart, are the core values and beliefs that define our school culture." - from school website Oldfields is a school with a rigorous yet supportive academic environment that provides every opportunity to experience success and to reach full academic potential. A school where leadership roles, athletic excellence, and academic accomplishments are everyday occurrences. Oldfields combines the wide-open spaces of Maryland horse country with proximity to city life in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. This best-of-all-worlds location enriches the Oldfields experience with an incredible diversity of outside speakers, field trips, service projects, and internships, and allows Oldfields to provide students with terrific options for weekend activities. An active residential life program provides weekend opportunities for: mixers with other independent schools, museum and theater trips to Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and New York City, trips to the movies, the mall, amusement parks, Target and ice cream. Weekend activities are student-driven: students have the opportunity to plan weekends and add/suggest activities and excursions. Facilities include four dormitories, an academic building with all new classrooms and science labs, David Neven theater, an art gallery to showcase student work, several music practice rooms, an athletic center with gym, dance studio and fitness room, five tennis courts, two athletic fields, a horse barn, and two outdoor riding rings. NEW indoor riding ring is currently under construction and will open in October, 2010. Please join us for one of our2012-2013 Open House events on October 8, November 12, December7 and January 21. RSVP to [email protected]

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Finance

Finance

Tuition

Grades Cost Term
Middle School $46,500 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (410) 472-4800
Email
  [email protected]

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 155
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 6
8 15
9 33
10 35
11 38
12 28

Oldfields School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Oldfields School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Average Class Size 8
Gender 100% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 70%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 77%
Multi-racial 6%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 3%

Extracurriculars

  • Art Club
  • Black Awareness Club
  • Book Club
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Jewish Culture Club/ Jewish Student Association
  • Model UN
  • Student Council

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other special emphasis assocations

National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS)

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