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 actively foster a culture of inclusivity that values multiple perspectives and is supported by transformational dialogue and civic engagement.
The Office of Institutional Equity, Justice, and Belonging (OIEJB) at SSFS
See the OIEJB web page for more information and resources for heritage months, holidays, celebrations, and activities, and see the Resources for Social Justice and Equity web page for links to external sites and resources for parents/guardians, faculty/staff, and students.
Students identify as Students of Color
Religious affiliations represented
Countries represented in the Boarding Program
Students receive financial aid
Sandy Spring Friends School embraces diversity, equity, justice, and belonging as critical to the fulfillment of our mission.
Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Sandy Spring Friends School embraces diversity, equity, justice, and belonging as critical to the fulfillment of our mission. Our Quaker values compel us to practice integrity and to encourage each member of our school to “Let your lives speak.” We encourage an atmosphere of inquiry and reflection into the important and complex issues of human and civil rights. We stand against systemic oppression and discrimination and actively work to eradicate them on our campus and in our world. Our curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programming reflect this commitment from the experiences of our earliest learners through their time as our alums, to the on-going education and development of our administration, faculty, staff, parents, and trustees. From this foundation, all members of the school community actively foster a culture of inclusivity that values multiple perspectives and is supported by transformational dialogue and civic engagement.
Approved by the Board of Trustees, April 2021
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.
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.