Sandy Spring Friends School is committed to fostering a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees and families who accept, appreciate and respect each individual’s uniqueness.
Our All-School Diversity Statement
Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the values of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. Quaker values are grounded in the belief that there is that of God in everyone. This belief – along with the continuous quest to seek the truth – is central to the understanding that diversity of thought, identity and experience is essential to academic excellence, personal growth and spiritual development. Our School is committed to fostering a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees and families who accept, appreciate and respect each individual’s uniqueness.
Blog Posts and Letters to the Community About DEI Work
- July 2, 2020 Letter to the Community From Head of School Rodney Glasgow
- June 2020 Diversity Audit Update and SSFS Board Resolution
- Summer Homework for White People Wondering if They Should Be Doing Something
- Blog Post from Head of School Tom Gibian: The Pandemic of Racism
- February 2020 Diversity Audit Update
Students identify as Students of Color
Religious affiliations represented
Countries represented in the Boarding Program
Students receive financial aid
Student Affinity Groups
Black Student Affinity Group (BSAG) provides a safe, supportive, and affirming space for our students who identify as Black and/or African-American. The affinity group meets weekly to discuss various topics around race and equality, and hosts events with influential Black leaders throughout the year. The BSAG hosts the All-School Black History Month Assembly to help educate the School about African American culture and history.
SAGA (Sexuality And Gender Alliance) is a group of LGBTQ+ and allied students, supported by faculty advisors, that is committed to educating and advocating on issues of sexuality, gender, and inclusivity in order to create a safe environment for all.