Thank You for Starting the Journey With Us.
Finding the right school for you and your family is an important process, one that is both equally exciting and challenging as you investigate, reflect on what you've learned, and come to a decision. At Sandy Spring Friends School, we encourage this inquiry-based method of learning—in fact, it's ingrained in our School's educational philosophy.
Although the Jan. 15 priority application deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year on a space-available basis! Please see the Applying to SSFS web page for more information about how to get started, and, as always, feel free to contact the Admissions Office with any questions.
Who We Are
Across our three divisions, we help students internalize a process we call "QRA"—Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, have opportunities to reflect on and integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. Our challenging academic curriculum, enriched arts program, inclusive athletics, and service opportunities promote intellectual excellence, collaboration, and strength of character. Recognizing the unique worth of each person, our faculty and staff strive to challenge each student to reach their potential and develop individual talents.
Sandy Spring Friends School students are engaged in the learning process; enjoy the integration of academics, arts, and athletics; and seek to become constructive, caring and effective citizens of the world. We hope you will join our thriving community of scholars, performers, athletes, artists, thinkers, and doers.
Ways To Connect
Schedule your one-on-one 15-minute Zoom meeting with one of our Admissions Directors at a time that's convenient for you, or connect with us via email and phone.
Meet The Admission Team
We look forward to working with you as you investigate whether Sandy Spring Friends Schools is the right school for your child.
Director of Enrollment Management, Grades 9-12 (Day Students)
Director of Financial Aid & Enrollment Development
Director of Middle School and Boarding Admissions
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant to Admissions
Download our Viewbook to get a closer look at all that Sandy Spring Friends School has to offer!
Our Viewbook offers:
- Details about our academics program
- Testimonials from SSFS students and alumni
- Highlights from our Athletics and Arts program
- And more!
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. However, special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.