Welcome to Oldfields Day Student Program!
Established in 1867, Oldfields has long been known as an exceptional college preparatory boarding school for girls grades 8 -12. We want you to know – we also have a thriving day program! Our rigorous academic environment combined with a supportive environment truly focuses on each individual student. Because we meet each student where they are, giving them a safe place to learn and explore, girls come here from around the country and from around the world. Nowhere else in Baltimore will you have such a diverse mix of cultures and learning experiences than at Oldfields!
Day Students: Best of Both Worlds
With over 20% of our enrollment being day students, you will get to experience all the benefits that boarding school has to offer while staying right here in your home town! Our day students are fully incorporated into the Oldfields academic day and all the extracurricular activities that make us so special. From breakfast and Morning Meeting to holiday dinners and evening study halls, many of our day students choose to stay on campus beyond the required academic day, and we love it!
As a day student you will experience all the benefits Oldfields has to offer:
It is a luxury to be able to give this much attention to our students, but the results are undeniable! By design, our faculty has the time to tailor the learning experience to each girl, providing enrichment for those who need challenge, as well as extra help to those who need support.
Created to provide an emphasis on true learning, not adherence to a strict time table, our 3 classes of 80 minutes each allow the girls to immerse themselves in each subject. An hour between classes allow for extra learning support or other enrichment – maybe even just hanging out with the horses!
In the Oldfields community, students develop robust and meaningful relationships with the faculty, 75% of which live on campus. The students are continuously surrounded by inspiring mentors (just read some of our faculty bios and you will see what we mean). One of the most important mentors is their advisor.
All students are paired with a faculty member. The advisee groups include 3-5 girls that meet every morning from 8:00 – 8:10. They also do activities outside the academic day like meet in the advisee’s residence for a home cooked meal each trimester. The role of the advisor is:
- to guide the students through their academic career at Oldfields, overseeing their academic program and progress
- to support the students emotionally and socially. We take care of the “whole” girl!
- to support communication between students and other faculty members
- to communicate directly with parents, keeping them abreast of what is going on in their daughters’ world at Oldfields.
One of the unique hallmarks of an Oldfields education is our May Program - a two week experiential learning experience that compliments the academic curriculum. Galloping across the beaches of the Irish coast, nailing drywall in New Orleans, touring the ruins in Pompeii, writing code for an original video game – the May Program can take students just about anywhere! May Program offers a life changing opportunity for our students. Officially inaugurated in 1971, this popular tradition is still perfectly aligned with our mission since each girl chooses an area to explore that sparks her interest.
From our renowned Riding Program to our undefeated 2014 lacrosse team, the opportunity for excellence outside the classroom is a daily part of the Oldfields experience. Everyone gets to participate in sports, theatre, dance, visual arts if they so desire. Oldfields is a safe place to explore and discover your true passions! Our numerous on campus clubs also provide enrichment in a diverse mix of interests. Once you learn more about our Athletics and Riding, you will definitely want to come see what our School is all about!
Oldfields is something you really have to experience to understand all we have to offer.
Questions? Contact the Admission Office
If you are contacting us for the first time, please begin the process by either completing the Request Information Form or by calling our Admission Office at 410-472-4800. Once we receive your inquiry, we will mail you a viewbook. All application instructions and necessary application forms are available online.
Director of Enrollment Management
Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid