Oldfields School to Close

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After 156 years in operation, The Oldfields School in Sparks Glencoe, MD, will be closing at the end of this academic year.

A release issued by the school read: “despite continued efforts by the Board of Trustees and the School’s leadership team, the many financial challenges of providing a quality education have made it increasingly difficult for a small school like Oldfields to remain strong and viable.”

While the school is known for offering unparalleled academic opportunities to the young women who attend their program, the school is also known for having a robust equestrian program, even offering an Equine Science Concentration for students.

The announcement on Wednesday also stated that they are working on a collaboration with the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD so students may continue their education there in the fall.

“There are many similarities between the schools, including incredible reputations and legacies educating thousands of young women, robust day and boarding programs, strong international reach, renowned equestrian programs, a powerful sense of community, and much more,” states Nancy Palmer, Interim Head of Oldfields School. “By partnering with Garrison Forest School, the Board of Trustees and I feel, as does Garrison Forest School, that this is a great alignment of values, programs, and shared commitment to educating young women of impact and substance. We are working with Garrison Forest School to find ways to preserve the Oldfields School legacy that is cherished by so many generations of Oldfields School alumni, as well as provide continuity for future generations.”

For more information on the announcement, click here.

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