Sandy Spring Friends School



Tuition & Fees

Tuition for 2019-2020

Preschool (Age 3) $16,900
Preschool (Age 4) $18,175
Kindergarten $23,350
Grades 1-5 $27,900
Grades 6-8 $30,890
Grades 9-12 (Day) $34,245
BOARDING 5-Day (Grades 9-12) $50,400
BOARDING 7-Day (Grades 9-12) $62,950

* The Tuition Refund Plan costs 1.15% of net tuition. The tuition refund plan is required for all boarding and new students; it is optional for current domestic day students.
* Lunch is included in the tuition for all students in preschool (PK3) - Grade 12. Breakfast and dinner are also included for boarding students.
* Financial aid is available for students in grades K-12.

2019-2020 Fees

Middle School Fees

Range of expenses for books $225-$450
Range of expenses per sport (not including special-order gear) $0-$115 (average ~$45)

Upper School Fees

Range of expenses for books $300-$650
Range of expenses per sport (not including special-order gear) $0-$115 (average ~$50)
Intersession Program (Experiential Learning Program - one to two weeks required annually in March) Costs range from $0 to $3000, depending on the trip. Current financial aid recipients receive an additional Intersession trip stipend.
International Student Program Fee $3660 (includes health insurance)
Young World Leaders Summer Program $8425 (an optional 4-week American Summer Immersion program including travel, accommodations, academic classes, and more. Click here for more info.)
"Spring to Success" Summer Bridge Program for New International Students $500 (multi-day academic bridge program scheduled in August for the week before school begins) 

Transportation Fees (Optional)

Round Trip $2600
Round Trip - 2nd student $1560
Round Trip - 3rd student No Charge
One-Way $1490
One-Way - 2nd student $890
One-Way - 3rd student No Charge
Per Trip $16


Lower School and Middle School Aftercare (Optional)

The Lower School Aftercare Program is $4350 per student for the 2019-2020 academic school year for full-year use. Families have the ability to select individual days of the week at a reduced rate. Drop-in rates for aftercare services are also available if needed. More information and online registration is available on the Kids After Hours website. Before care is also available on campus from 7:30-8:00 am at no additional cost.

Learn More: Lower School Aftercare

The Middle School After Care Program is $2220 per student for the full academic school year from 3:40 pm (2:40 pm Wednesdays) through 6:30 pm. The fee may be prorated per trimester ($740/trimester), as well as individual days of the week.  Drop-in rates for aftercare and full day care services are available if needed ($26/day). Registration is available through MyBackPack.

Learn More: Middle School After care

Payment Plans

Payments to SSFS for Tuition and Fees are paid through FACTS Tuition Management. We offer two payment plans for paying tuition and the deposit with FACTS. The standard plan is 2 payments: a portion of tuition is due June 20th and the remainder is due December 20th. The alternative plan is 10 payments: 10% of tuition is due monthly April 20th through January 20th. Payments in each plan are calculated after the 9% deposit is paid. There is a $125 annual fee for the monthly payment plan, charged in September. The deposit required at the time of enrollment is applied toward tuition due in either tuition plan.

Request a Financial Aid Conversation

If you would like to talk about our financial aid program, or have specific questions, please request a time to speak with Dawn Griffith, Director of Financial Aid.

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