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An exceptional independent boarding and day school for girls grades 8-12

Graduation Requirements

A student must earn a minimum of 21 credits, 19 of which must be in academic courses, to fulfill the requirements for graduation. Partial credit is earned for athletics/co-curricular activities (.25 credits per trimester) and May Program (.50 credits per year). The Director of Academics and Programmatic Affairs, as necessary, may resolve any discrepancies in these requirements. The 21 credits must be distributed as follows:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of a world language (minimum: two consecutive years of the same language)
  • Three years of social studies (one must be US History and one a non-American history course)
  • Three years of mathematics (minimum: Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry)
  • Three years of laboratory science (minimum: Biology and Chemistry)
  • One year of fine arts (performing or visual arts). Beginning with the Class of 2023, two years of fine arts will be required within the same discipline. Example: Two years of dance.

Other requirements for graduation:

  • Three seasons of athletics or co-curricular activities
  • Successful completion of May Program or Independent Project each year
  • A passing grade in all senior courses
  • Senior Presentation delivered
  • Twenty hours of approved community service during each year enrolled at Oldfields School in grades 9-12
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.

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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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