Boarding Program

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A community that offers a perfect balance between school and family

Sandy Spring Friends School offers 5-day and 7-day boarding options for U.S. students and international students.

Whether a student resides on-campus in our dormitory or with a carefully selected host family, they will find a perfect balance between school and family. Both living arrangements provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment that provides security while encouraging personal responsibility and self-advocacy.

Regardless of where a student lives, they remain an important part of the culture and community at Sandy Spring and are invited to participate in all events and programs on campus.

The Sandy Spring Friends School community provides an atmosphere that boarders enjoy, while their parents feel confident about our values.

The benefits of living at SSFS include:

  • Individual attention for every student
  • Skills needed to prepare for college or university
  • Independence and self-confidence
  • Friendships and memories that will last a lifetime
  • Continuous support for academic and personal success
  • Weekend activities including trips to nearby major cities
  • A safe, peaceful setting that promotes learning and community service
TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
7:15 am - 7:55 amBreakfast
8:00 am - 3:05 pmClasses (2:35 pm on Wednesdays)
3:05 pm - 3:35 pmAcademic Help
3:35 pm - 5:45 pmAthletics/ Performing Arts/ Homework/ Free Time
5:45 pm - 6:30 pmDinner
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmCommunity Jobs/ Free Time
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStudy Hall
9:30 pm - 10:30 pmCommunity Jobs/ Free Time
10:30 pm - 11:00 pmCheck-In and Lights Out

There are mid-week shopping trips every Wednesday and mid-week activities once a month. There are Sunday night dorm meetings as needed during the month.

Please review our housing guide for more information about our boarding program. If you have questions about which program is right for you, please contact us.

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