Sandy Spring Friends School



Welcome Alumni

At Sandy Spring Friends School, belonging is more than a word—it's a transformative experience that empowers our graduates to be positive changemakers in the world.

When our students graduate and move on from our serene 140+ acre campus, they’re fully equipped to live out our motto—to Let Their Lives Speak. Even while they disperse around the globe to every place, vocation, and passion imaginable, our alumni remain connected as a part of our close-knit Springer community of students, families, faculty and staff, trustees, families of alums, and friends. 

Tobi Goss '10
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
301-774-7455 x162
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Our Alumni Speak

Michel Ruiz-Fuentes '20

“I enjoyed my experience so much that I want to continue working in education and think about how to increase access to education like I received at SSFS—it changed the trajectory of my life. I was very timid, and at SSFS I found my voice.”

Michel Ruiz-Fuentes '20

Mecca McCain '20

“At Sandy Spring, they really emphasize community—and community means everyone. As a senior, I had a Kindergarten buddy, and the cross-divisional and inter-grade relationships were really special. The connections with adults at SSFS are also something I’ll always value. Relationships like the ones I had at SSFS are something I seek as I go forward. SSFS helped me discover who I am—all the layers of me—down to my core.”

Mecca McCain’ 20

Tobi Goss '10

“I just love these kids. I know those relationships will continue after they graduate, and I look forward to the times when the relationships will resurface—when they come back and visit. My heart feels very full.”

Tobi Goss '10, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Head Varsity Women’s Soccer Coach

William Henderson '22

“I’m proud that I have solidified myself as a campus leader. I’m definitely fully invested in my various roles; I bring passion, dedication, and—like SSFS, which finds unique ways to showcase the interconnectedness of the SPICES, experiential learning, and traditional learning—a little quirkiness to everything I do.”

William Henderson '22

Linda Garrettson '85, P'16

“As a student, SSFS made me feel like a full, whole person. I came back because I felt so seen, known, and valued by my teachers. ”

Linda Garrettson '85, P '16, Lower School Faculty

Clara Shapiro '23

“Even though I’ve graduated,  I know I’m still part of the community, and they are always rooting for me.”

Clara Shapiro '23

Christine Olsen '84

“I was recently visiting DC and decided on a whim to visit SSFS. I knew many changes had taken place over the years, but in keeping up with updates from the school, I also knew the core values were exactly the same. When I entered campus, I was flooded with memories and emotions.  The Sandy Spring I knew was still there.”

Christine Olsen '84

Kwame Darko '98

“This is the place that helped me grow. I grew up in Ghana, and when I came to SSFS as a boarder, the faculty and staff here became my parental unit. This place is my family. When I’m here, I’m home. I want to help other students feel the way I felt about this place.”

Kwame Darko ’98 P ’29, ’31, Upper School Faculty

Welcome, SSFS Alumni!

We strive to create exciting ways to keep the spirit of SSFS present in your world. Whether you’re here to relive old memories, connect with classmates, participate in special events, or learn more about the current goings on at the School, we're glad you're here and are grateful for your continuing role in our community.

Connect with SSFS from anywhere in the world!

Alumni Portal

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Aaron Winslow

Aaron Winslow
Advancement Services Associate
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Calendar & Events

Join SSFS at one of our upcoming events. Check back often for details and updates as they become available.

For additional information about alumni events or if you would like to schedule a virtual event with your class, please contact Tobi Goss '10, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, at 301-774-7455 x162 or