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International Students

Contacting the Admission Office for the first time?

If you are contacting us for the first time, please begin the process by either completing the Inquiry Form >, or by calling our Admission Office at 1.410.472.4800. Once we receive your inquiry, someone from the Admission Office will personally contact you. All application instructions, and necessary application forms are available on-line.

The following items are necessary to complete an application for admission to Oldfields School:


Please complete the application for admission and send them along with a $125 non-refundable application fee, to Oldfields School.

Oldfields also accepts the SSAT Common Application.

A copy of your passport should be submitted with the application.

We will notify you in writing when your application for admission is complete.


Please download, sign and deliver the school recommendation form to the principal, head of school, or guidance counselor at the applicant's present school.

The sending school should then return this form along with a transcript, standardized testing, and any descriptions of school sectioning and grading policies.

Transcripts should arrive no earlier than December or January, so that they may reflect first semester work.


If distance or other circumstances make it a hardship for your family to visit campus, a Skype interview can be substituted for the campus interview.

We also have an alumnae/parent network who interview for us in their respective cities and towns. If an off campus interview is requested, we will contact the alumnae/parent representative in your area to assist us with interviewing you.

If you are able to visit campus, please contact the Admission Office to arrange a campus visit. A campus visit will help you decide if Oldfields is the school for you. A campus visit and interview may be scheduled weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. throughout the academic year. This visit usually takes two to three hours and consists of a tour with a current student and a personal interview with a staff member.

To schedule an interview please contact the Admission Office at 1.410.472.4800 or via email.

Teacher Recommendations

Recommendation forms must be downloaded and completed by a current English teacher and a current math teacher.

I-20 / Visa Process

Once a student has been accepted at Oldfields School, she has three weeks to return her contract and deposit for enrollment.

For International Applicants, Oldfields requires the contract, a copy of the student’s passport, documentation of bank statements indicating the account’s current balance as well as monthly deposits dating back six months, and the deposit before an I-20 can be issued.

Once all of the documents are provided, Oldfields will send the I-20 directly to the family so they may begin the Visa process. It is the responsibility of the student and her family to make an appointment for, and secure, the student visa.

Testing for Admissions

Registration for testing must be completed in advance to ensure that results are available to us by the application deadline of February 1. Applications after February 1st will be considered on a “rolling admission” basis.” Please submit test results from one of the following:

SSAT - Secondary School Admission Test. Register our code (#5542) on the SSAT registration form and the scores will be sent directly to Oldfields. To register online, go to

ISEE - Independent School Entrance Exam. Register our code (#210590) on the ISEE registration form and the scores will be sent directly to Oldfields. To register online, go to

If English is not the applicant's first language, the applicant is required to take either the Duolingo DET examination or the TOEFL examination in addition to the SSAT or the ISEE test.

The Duolingo English Test can be taken online at any time. Please contact Duolingo directly at to set up a date and time for your English test. When you register indicate Oldfields and the scores will be sent directly to Oldfields. Information about the TOEFL can be obtained at or by calling your country's regional TOEFL registration center, or the Educational Testing Service in the United States at 1.609.771.7100. To Register for the TOEFL Examination Register our code (#8301) on the TOEFL registration form and the scores will be sent directly to Oldfields.

Individualized Educational Evaluation

If the applicant has had an educational evaluation, such as a WISC or Woodcock Johnson, within the last 24 months the full report of the evaluation must be submitted to the Admission Office. This evaluation may take the place of the above mentioned tests.

Note: From time to time, the Admission Committee may require additional testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many international students are at Oldfields?

International students make up approximately 20% of Oldfield’s student body.

Is there a separate application for international applicants?

No, we accept our online application ( as well as the common application from TABS > and SSAT >.

What is the application fee for an international applicant?

The application fee for all international applicants is $125.

How does an international applicant schedule an interview?

We prefer that all applicants visit campus but understand the difficulty that can be present. Oldfields conducts all interviews via Skype and coordinates interviews via e-mail.

Who is considered a foreign or international student?

Anyone who is not a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student.

Is financial aid available to international students?

Financial aid is available to international students on a very limited basis. All financial aid decisions are determined by the family’s demonstrated need for support. Oldfields encourages applicants considering applying for financial aid to contact the Admission Office directly at

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