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Meet Head of School David G. Perfield

Hello from the Head of School

Shortly after becoming the Head of Oldfields School, I was given the Oldfields history book, A Feeling of Family. I paid close attention to what was written about the early history of the School. Since I began my tenure on July 1, 2018, I have become more appreciative of the people who make this community special, the unmistakable relevance of an Oldfields School education, and the strength of our guiding principles; Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart. 

am honored to be the 11th Head of School of Oldfields. There are days when I wonder what it must have been like for Anna Austen McCulloch to start this School. What an ambitious endeavor! Talk about courage—and humility—and largeness of heart! In the early years, “unselfishness” was a guiding principle. For obvious reasons, she exemplified all of these characteristics…and many more! 

Since making the decision (with Lisa) to move our family to Oldfields, I have been asking a lot of questions—and taking a lot of notes. I’ve been listening—each  member of the community has their own unique, fascinating story.

As I start a new personal and professional journey at Oldfields, I’m humbled to follow “big shoes” and welcome the challenges that “new beginnings” provide for our community. Most of all, I am excited for our family to be here, to serve and provide leadership, partner with a talented group of faculty, staff, and administrators, and be part of the formula that promotes and produces Each Girl’s Success. It has been an exciting first year as I write my own Oldfields story… 



David G. Perfield
Head of School

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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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