Sandy Spring Friends School



Admissions Fall Open House
Westview Dormitory Lobby


Thank You for Starting the Journey With Us.

Spring 2020 Update: Although our campus is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, our Admissions team is still available and committed to helping you through the SSFS admissions process for the 2020-2021 academic year. We are still accepting applications for all grades.  

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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. 

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.

Virtual Discover Day

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 9:30-11:00 AM • 1:00-2:30 PM

Hear from our community, participate in online Q&A sessions, and gain special access to our Admissions Virtual Discover Day page.


To register, please fill out this form, which will connect you to our online admissions portal, Ravenna. Once you enter Ravenna, you'll be able to register for all upcoming admission events.

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.

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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.

Contact Us:

Tony McCudden
Director of Enrollment Management, Grades 6-12 (Day Students)
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Ashaki Todman, Director of Admission, Preschool - Grade 5

Ashaki Todman
Director of Admissions, Preschool-Grade 5
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Director of Middle School Enrollment

Mimi Youmans
Director of Middle School Enrollment, Grades 6-8
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Bill Mena
Director of Boarding and International Admissions, Grades 6-12
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Dawn Griffith
Director of Financial Aid & Enrollment Development
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Tobi Goss
Admission Database Coordinator
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Marcia Johnson
Receptionist/Admission Coordinator
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