Sandy Spring Friends School




In a rapidly-changing technological world, our teachers not only integrate technology into our project-based learning activities, we also foster a learning mindset that prepares our students for the future..

At Sandy Spring Friends School, technology is integrated by teachers in project-based learning assignments across the curriculum for each grade level. Laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads are used extensively as tools for exploration, collaboration, and as a demonstration of our students’ learning. Students use teacher-selected apps and online resources as learning tools to help them acquire important, developmentally-appropriate learning skills in exciting new ways. Across all three divisions, students utilize technology to create dynamic presentations in their classes by creating videos, presentations, podcasts, and more. Additionally, our faculty offer hands-on learning opportunities for students including coding, game design, robotics, and computer science.

SSFS Upper School students studying in the SSFS Library

1:1 Program

Every student at SSFS has a personal iPad, Chromebook or Laptop to use during classes and to complete school work. Lower School uses iPads in the youngest grades and Chromebooks beginning in grade 2. Middle School also uses Chromebooks. Our Upper School has a Bring Your Own Device program, also known as "BYOD." All students in the Upper School must have a device available on a daily basis for school work.


Technology Resources

In addition to our 1:1 program, Sandy Spring Friends School also maintains the following resources:

  • Campus-wide wifi network
  • Makerspaces for each division
  • Video & Photo production labs
  • Fully-equipped theater production facility
  • Digital projection  in each classroom
  • Loaner laptops as needed
  • Printing facilities in each classroom building
  • School-provided email address for grades 5-12
  • LMS (Learning Management System) for all students
  • SIS (Student Information System) for all students and their parents/guardians