Let Your Lives Speak at Sandy Spring Friends School.
Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) is a progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school for students from preschool (age 3) through 12th grade, with an optional boarding program in the Upper School. Our pastoral 140-acre campus is in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland, midway between Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
Our motto, "Let Your Lives Speak," expresses our philosophy of educating all aspects of a person so that their life—in all of its facets—can reveal the unique strengths within.
Formerly Earth Stewardship Day, this all-school event is a day dedicated to a dual focus of environmental literacy and greater understanding of the unique social, global, and cultural composition of all SSFS community members. Students present on topics including current events, diversity, and international awareness, and SSFS staff and outside presenters provide workshops on environmental issues. There are also outdoor work projects and time set aside for reflection.