Sandy Spring Friends School

 

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Diversity

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.

At A Glance

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59%

Students identify as Students of Color

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12+

Religious affiliations represented

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17

Countries represented in the Boarding Program

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1/3

Students receive financial aid

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Diversity in Our Curriculum

Below are some of the ways in which each division incorporates diversity into the curriculum at SSFS:

 

2nd Grade "Family Journey Day" presentations

 

SSFS Middle School Students Outside

 

Black History Month Assembly

 

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.

 

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