Sandy Spring Friends School

 

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Welcome! 

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. 

The application deadline for the 2023-24 academic year was January 15, 2023 for priority consideration. Should space remain available in any grade, we will continue with rolling admissions until a class is full.

We are still accepting applications for preschool 3, preschool 4, kindergarten, and grades 6-12. Applications received for grades 1-5 will be placed on a waitlist.

The 2024-25 admission application will be available online in early September.

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.

Meet the Admissions Team

Our Admission team is here to help you navigate the private school admission process as you discover all that Sandy Spring Friends School has to offer! We encourage you to ask many questions throughout the inquiry and application process. Connect with us by email or by phone at 301-774-7455.

Dawn Griffith
Director of Financial Aid & Preschool Admission (ages 3 & 4)
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Tony McCudden
Director of Enrollment Management & Lower School Admission (K-5)
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Aimee Farley - SSFS Admissions

Aimee Farley
Director of Middle School Admission (6-8)
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Shamika Murray

Shamika Murray
Director of Upper School Admission (9-12)
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Megan Conway

Megan Conway
Admissions Associate
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Admissions Fall Open House
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Virtual Introductions


Prospective families can meet with an admission representative in a small group virtual setting to learn about the admission process, academics, extracurricular activities, a day at SSFS, and opportunities to learn more. Both parents/guardians and students are welcome to attend. Our meeting will be about 45 minutes and will include plenty of time for individual questions and answers.

Virtual Intro: Preschool

Virtual Intro: Preschool
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Virtual Intro: Lower School

Virtual Intro: Lower School
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Virtual Intro: Middle School

Virtual Intro: Middle School
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Virtual Intro: Upper School

Virtual Intro: Upper School
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Hear From Our Community: Testimonials


 

Download: SSFS Virtual Book

 

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.