Sandy Spring Friends School



Application Process: Preschool-Grade 1

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 (not required for Preschool Age 3), and other documents. 

STEP 2: Review Testing Requirements

For Preschool (Age 3) to 1st Grade, students will be assessed during their visit to Sandy Spring Friends School.

STEP 3: Request a School Visit And Interview

Applicants in Preschool (Age 3) to 1st Grade will be invited to attend a Saturday morning playgroup as a part of their interview process. An admissions representative will contact you to schedule a parent interview. This is generally a 30-minute appointment for us to learn more about your child and to answer any questions you may have. 

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

*Financial Aid at SSFS begins in Kindergarten