Oldfields School

1500 Glencoe Rd, Glencoe, MD 21152

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If you were to open an album of OLDFIELDS lore, you would find 140 years worth of images steeped in history, memory and tradition. The first page would tell you about Anna Austen McCulloch, the School’s founder, and her little yellow clapboard home that has since grown and become the heart of the OLDFIELDS campus. Early pictures would show the first graduating classes, young equestrians on their horses, and a teacher working one-on-one with a student at dinner. Pages later, you would see new buildings, signifying the growth of the School. In the pages and memories most recently created, you might find pictures of a girl scoring the winning goal in the lacrosse championships, visiting the Eiffel Tower, building a rocket in the Physics lab, and contemplating her artwork in preparation for the Annual Art Show. Other pages might include images of another girl using her laptop to update the web page she designed for her AP Spanish class, enjoying an Orioles baseball game at Camden Yards, or dancing with her prom date.

In every picture, each girl would look, feel, and be unique because at OLDFIELDS, a girl can be a scholar, an athlete, and an artist. At OLDFIELDS, a girl can be an individual.

The School’s admission officers ask that students simply come to OLDFIELDS ready to make the most of their academic and personal potential, to work hard and play hard, and to contribute to a community where courage, humility, and largeness of heart are the values stated in the motto. The School’s mission reverberates: OLDFIELDS 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 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.

Located 25 miles north of Baltimore, OLDFIELDS is an all girls’ boarding school of 165 students in grades 8-PG.

If you are already picturing yourself at OLDFIELDS, we want to get to know you better.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Girls Grades 8-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address1500 Glencoe Rd, Glencoe, MD 21152
Year Established1867
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$46,500
5-Day Boarding Tuition$44,700
Boarding Tuition for International Students$46,500; estimated extras $1500
Day Tuition$28,500
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded32
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,300,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarTrimester
Supplemental InstructionReview, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades8-PG
Accredited ByMSA
Interscholastic Girls' SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross-country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School27
Most Common Graduate DestinationsBrown, Wm & Mary, Randolph-Macon, Dickinson, U of PA, Gettysburg
Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT420-570
Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT450-570
Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT450-540
ACT Mid-50 Percentile19-22


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$50
New Students65
Percentage of Applicants Accepted55
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)45
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, CTP 4, HSPT, IQ, ISEE, MAT, SSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorParnell P. Hagerman
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2013
Administrator's CredentialsBA, MEd, Univ of New Hampshire, EdD, Univ of Massachusetts-Amherst

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment182
Boarding Students100
Day Students82
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)26
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)156
Student Body EthnicityWhite 60%, Latino 5%, African-American 17%, Asian 6%, Other 12%
Percentage of International Students18
Average Class Size8
Student-Faculty Ratio5:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty28
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)53
Male Teaching Faculty7
Female Teaching Faculty21
Faculty EthnicityWhite 82%, Latino 7%, African-American 7%, Asian 4%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage230
Buildings on Campus22
Facilities Value$14,300,000
Endowment Value$7,000,000
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