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: Schedule a School Visit And Interview
Applicants in Preschool (Age 3) to 1st Grade must attend a Saturday morning playgroup, as well as have a parent interview with the Director of Admissions, as a part of their interview process. The parent interview is generally a 30-minute appointment for us to learn more about your child and to answer any questions you may have.
Once your application has been submitted, you will be able to schedule both the Saturday playgroup and parent interview through your Ravenna account. Please be aware that Preschool (Age 3) to 1st Grade students will be assessed during their Saturday playgroup visit to Sandy Spring Friends School.