Lower School PE teacher, Amanda Hill, provides instruction to our students via a video posted on Seesaw.
SSFS Virtual School
Sandy Spring Friends School is committed to providing families a high-quality educational experience based on a spirit of inquiry, experiential learning, caring teachers as mentors, and a connected community. Due to the novel Coronavirus, SSFS has moved from an on-campus experience to a virtual one. Nevertheless, the Sandy Spring Friends School community spirit remains strong, active, and engaged. Thanks to our inspiring teachers and Question-Reflection-Action model of education, our students will continue to thrive, find their passions, connect with faculty and peers, and live up to our School’s motto, “Let Your Lives Speak.”
Asynchronous & Synchronous Learning
Our online courses offer a blend of synchronous contact and asynchronous study and work. Asynchronous instruction worked best for deep learning, whereas synchronous instruction is essential for maintaining relationships, both teacher-to-student and peer-to-peer .
Asynchronous Virtual Classes
Class interactions happen without real-time interaction. Students engage in class materials and complete work at their own pace, typically within a given time frame, often using discussion boards to drive peer-to-peer engagement.
Synchronous Virtual Classes
Class interactions happen in real time, at the same time. Through tools like Zoom for synchronous meetings, our teachers provide live instruction, offer opportunities for group work and discussion, and provide additional ways to build community.
Learning Specialists across all our divisions are committed to providing academic support for students and their families throughout our Virtual School model.
Our Lower, Middle, Upper School and Boarding counselors are committed to providing support for our students and families during Virtual School.
Our technology department continues to provide support to our students across our three divisions during virtual school.