We prepare students to create a sustainable future on one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in the region.
With 140 acres nestled between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, the serenity of Sandy Spring Friends School is amplified by the nearby bustle. Pastoral, light-filled, and functional, the forested SSFS campus includes academic and administrative buildings, the historic Meeting House, student housing, faculty residences, a state of the art performing arts center, an athletics center (including a fitness center and climbing wall), sports fields, a swimming pond, and an aerial park.
For our students, this is an ideal setting for intellectual contemplation, athletic training, diverse extracurricular pursuits, outdoor exploration, urban excursion and personal growth.
of the School's energy consumption is offset by our 2 solar fields
Miles of cross-country trails in our old-growth forest, plus 13 trails of varying difficulty at our adjacent aerial adventure park
Pounds of food grown on our instructional organic farm, overseen by our own Farmer Educator
The first high school in the nation to boast a WELL Building Certification Gold Status facility, for our gleaming Upper School Pen y Bryn Building, dedicated in 2022