Sandy Spring Friends School



A Place of Belonging:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SSFS

Sandy Spring Friends School is a diverse community committed to fostering equity and belonging for our students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, and families. As a community, we work to affirm, appreciate, and respect one another’s unique identity and experiences in society and the world.

At A Glance



Students identify as Students of Color



Religious affiliations represented



Countries represented in the Boarding Program



Students receive financial aid

Our Community

Sandy Spring Friends School is a community of learners, guided by the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We use our Quaker heritage and our community’s diversity to build community and connection.

Lower School Students




Affinity & Alliance Groups at SSFS

SSFS  builds a community of inclusion  by offering our parents and students affinity and alliance group opportunities. By participating in these groups, parents and students are empowered to learn more about themselves and others.

Diversity in our Curriculum

Our faculty integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion topics into our curriculum to help expand our student's understanding of the world and themselves. Diversity is a strength that enriches all that we do.

Middle School Student


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