Sandy Spring Friends School



Fast Facts

Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school serving students from age three through 12th Grade, with an optional boarding program in the Upper School.

Founded in 1961, SSFS offers a deep and rigorous academic curriculum, character education rooted in universal Quaker principles, and a diverse and international student body that reflects today's global community. SSFS sits on a pastoral 140-acre campus in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland, midway between Washington D.C. and Baltimore—an ideal setting for intellectual contemplation, athletic training, diverse extracurricular pursuits, outdoor exploration, urban excursion, and personal growth.


At A Glance



Students across three divisions. 



Faculty & Staff working at SSFS, each one contributing to a positive educational experience for our students.



Student-Teacher Ratio 



Average class size. Many classes are smaller than 16; all are characterized by supportive and trusting relationships between students and teachers.

MaryLil and Brook Moore

Mary Lil and Brook Moore, who founded SSFS in 1961

It is my belief that this school gives its students opportunity for a fine education; it gives its teachers opportunity to do what they do best. But most important of all, it gives opportunities to nourish the soul, helping all those connected with it to grow in spirit and in truth. Mary Lil Moore