Academic Strategies Program Information
Oldfields is recognized for its exceptional ability to offer a challenging and diverse curriculum to each student while providing her with the tools and support she needs to be successful. This is, and always will be, our mission. The confident, well-prepared, caring young women we graduate each year is a testament to the School’s ability to “meet each girl where she is,” enabling her to meet her full potential. Learning support is a critical component of our academic program as demonstrated by a unique academic schedule, daily Extra-Help periods, proctored study halls, peer tutors, and a dedicated learning support staff.
Even though Oldfields has exceptional integrated learning support that is available to every student, some students need more focus on their own unique learning style and require additional individualized attention. The Academic Strategies Program (ASP) was designed to enhance your daughter’s educational experience in the areas in which she needs it most. Students enrolled in the ASP are academically mainstreamed, taking the same coursework as those not enrolled in the program. Each ASP session is scheduled during the academic day. Sessions are individualized and could include additional support for upcoming tests and projects, learning reading strategies, exploring new ways to study, or development of organizational and time management skills, just to name a few. As the year progresses and assignments change, so does the scope and focus of each session. Our resource team brings years of experience to your daughters and will teach them skills not only useful at Oldfields, but ones that will also prove valuable throughout their lives.
All students are eligible to participate. If you are interested in receiving more information, contact Roberta Garfield-Sachs, Director of Learning Support Services or Helen Fitz, Dean of Faculty at fitzh@OldfieldsSchool.org or 443-662-1071.