Oldfields School Will Close At The End Of The School Year After More Than 150 Years In The Baltimore Area


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TOWSON - Oldfields, an all-girls private school in Sparks Glencoe, announced that it will close for good at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year.

In a press release on Wednesday, the school said that "recent trends and obstacles," including the COVID-19 pandemic, have created "unique challenges" for the school's financial stability.

Oldfields' beautiful 140-acre campus will close, and the property will be sold.

In the release, the school also announced a potential partnership with Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills. Under the plan, current Oldfields students would be able to easily transition to attending Garrison Forest.

According to the press release, the partnership makes sense because both schools are "known for delivering an excellent educational experience and impact for young women."

"Oldfields School and Garrison Forest School, all-girls, day and boarding schools with rich histories and traditions of excellence, intend to provide a long-lasting, powerful, and impactful educational experience for girls," Oldfields wrote.

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Oldfields was founded in 1867 by Anna Austen McCulloch, who established the school's values of "family, mission, philosophy, and a culture of kindness," according to the school's website.

Over the past century and a half, the school grew into a girls-only middle and high school offering boarding for students from around the world. 

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