Sandy Spring Friends School



Application Process: Grades 9-12 (U.S. Students)

Application Timeline

Fall 2018

Online Application is Available

Jan 15, 2019

Priority Application Deadline

MAR 1, 2019

Notification Deadline For SSFS


Rolling Admissions

Applications submitted after the priority application deadline are considered on a space-available basis. 

STEP 1: Apply Online and Submit Forms Electronically

SSFS is one of the DC-area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Ravenna allows you to efficiently apply to schools, submit forms electronically, and track the status of your application online. 

Families are encouraged to create a Ravenna account, then select the "Washington, DC" area from the dashboard and click on Sandy Spring Friends School. This will give you access to our online application, as well as school record requests, teacher recommendation forms, and other documents

STEP 2: Review Testing Requirements

For applicants in 9th grade to 12th grade the preferred test is the SSAT, however, we will also accept the ISEE, PSAT, or SAT.

Please request that your scores be sent to SSFS. SSAT school code: 7090. ISEE school code: 210937

STEP 3: Request a School Visit And Interview

Optional Shadow Visit: Applicants will spend time during a school day shadowing a host student.

When possible, parent interviews will be scheduled for the same date as the classroom visit. Submit the interview request form and Tobi Goss or Bill Mena will contact you to set up a date and time for your interview.

Additional Step: Financial Aid

Our financial aid program* and our various payment options strive to help make attending Sandy Spring Friends School a reality for as many families as possible. We offer need-based financial aid grants to offset the cost of tuition. Families seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply for financial assistance as soon as they have completed the admission application.

Financial Aid Info


Additional Step: Housing

Sandy Spring Friends School has two boarding options - dormitory or homestay. While considering the boarding preference applicants indicated during the admission process, the school will place students based on their developmental needs and space availability. We inform families of their placement in May. Read our housing guide for more information.

SSFS Housing Guide