Tuition & Financial Aid
At Sandy Spring Friends School, we strive to be affordable, diverse, culturally competent, and inclusive.
Our annual tuition is not based on what other independent schools charge, or on the notion of “what the market can bear.” We base our cost on what it takes for Sandy Spring Friends School to deliver on our promise. As a result, Sandy Spring Friends School is considerably less expensive than many independent schools in the Washington, D.C. area.
That is not to say that we are inexpensive. Recognizing that our tuition is not accessible to everyone, our financial aid policies strive to provide an opportunity for all families who seek a Friends education to come and explore our school.
SSFS Tuition: 2022-2023
|Preschool (Ages 3-4)||$20,200||Includes textbooks, device/tech, and hot lunch|
|Kindergarten||$25,900||Includes textbooks, device/tech, and hot lunch|
|Grades 1-5||$30,950||Includes textbooks, device/tech, and hot lunch|
|Grades 6-8||$34,575||Includes textbooks, device/tech, and hot lunch|
|Grades 9-12 (Day)||$38,300||Includes hot lunch|
|BOARDING 5-Day (Grades 9-12)||$55,950||Includes tuition, room, meals, and activities|
|BOARDING 7-Day (Grades 9-12)||$66,970||Includes tuition, room, meals, and activities|
SSFS Fees: 2022-2023
|Bus Transportation (K-12)||$1,600-$2,700||Financial aid available|
|Lower School Aftercare (PK3-Grade 5)||$485-$4,850||Financial aid available (up to 50%)|
|Middle School Aftercare (Grades 6-8)||$820 -$2,450||Financial aid available (up to 50%)|
|Upper School Intersession||$0-$3,850||Financial aid available|
|Upper School Textbooks||$0-$500||Financial aid available; limited upon request|
Financial aid stipends for tuition and fees will automatically be applied to the student account by the Business Office. Information regarding Upper School textbook stipends will be sent directly to families during course registration
The one-payment plan option requires the full tuition to be paid by June 20.
In the two-payment (standard) plan, a portion of tuition is due June 20 and the remainder is due December 20.
The alternative plan is 10 payments: 10% of tuition is due monthly April 20* through January 20.
In keeping with the Quaker principles of equality and diversity, Sandy Spring Friends School seeks a student body that represents varied economic backgrounds. Our financial aid program and our various payment options strive to make attendance at Sandy Spring Friends School a reality for as many families as possible.
Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Current Families: Nov. 15
New Families: Jan. 15
Financial Aid applications received after Jan. 15 will be reviewed on a funds-available basis.
Applying For Financial Aid
Prospective and current families seeking financial assistance are asked to submit an application through School and Student Services (SSS) by Community Brands. Please note that this service does not provide a source of funding – their role is to provide our Financial Aid Committee with an estimated family contribution (EFC) towards the tuition costs. The Financial Aid Committee uses this EFC as a tool in determining an appropriate grant allocation for each student while keeping within an overall financial aid budget established each year. Sandy Spring Friends School will make the final determination for financial assistance. The financial aid program is available in Kindergarten through Grade 12.