Transportation & Extended Care
Sandy Spring Friends School offers option bus transportation for the convenience of our parents. Bus routes are offered in Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s counties and in Washington, DC, for students starting in preschool (age 4) through 12th grade. Please note that the routes are determined by student need each year and are subject to change.
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 location is between 6:40-7:00 am. Buses depart SSFS at 3:45 pm (2:45 pm on Wednesdays). Riders can choose to use bus transportation in the mornings, afternoons, or both, and can also select which days of the week they would like to ride.
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 Routes & Fees
|Number of Children||Round Trip||One-Way
(5 trips AM or 5 trips PM)
|Third Child (or More)||No Charge||No Charge|
Partial Week Cost (No Discounts)
2-3 Days/Week, Round Trip: $1,610
2-3 Days/Week, One Way: $970
One-Way, Per Trip: $16
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. For full-time (5-days), full-year care (including professional days and some School holidays) the cost is $4,350.
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 $2220 per student for the full academic school year 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.