Sandy Spring Friends School



Transportation & Extended Care


Sandy Spring Friends School offers optional bus transportation for the convenience of our families. Bus routes are offered in Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s counties and in Washington, DC, for students starting in kindergarten through 12th Grade. Please note that the routes are determined by student need each year and are subject to change. For the safety of our youngest learners,  bus transportation is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

Buses are scheduled so that they can arrive at SSFS at or before 7:45 am; depending on the route, the first morning pick-up occurs between 6:40-7:00 am.  

In addition, we offer an afternoon free bus shuttle service each day for middle and upper school students participating in athletics and other after-school activities; this bus departs from the Middle School circle on campus at 5:45 pm to take students to the Glenmont and Shady Grove metro stations.

Bus Registration
SSFS families may register for bus ridership in the 2023-2024 academic year via their Parent Portal

Cathryn Carnevale
Assistant Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Transportation
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Extended Care

Lower School Aftercare - Kids After Hours

Lower School Extended Care

Lower School Before Care is available at no cost for any student from 7:30 to 8:00 am. 

Lower School After Care: Our Lower School partners with Kids After Hours for our Preschool-5th grade students. Fees depend on the number of days your student is registered. More information and online registration for 2022-2023 is available on the Kids After Hours website.

Lower School: Extended Care

Middle School Aftercare grades 6-8

Middle School After Care

The Middle School offers reliable and convenient after-school care in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.

The Middle School Aftercare Program is $2445 per student for the full academic school year in 2022-2023 and may also be prorated for sport seasons and individual days of the week. Drop-in rates for aftercare and full day care services are also available if needed.

Middle School: After Care