Sandy Spring Friends School



Calendar & Events

Join us on campus for one of our many alumni events. Not able to make it to campus? Look out for our next Evenings with Friends event—we might be coming to a city near you!

Upcoming Events

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Alumni Annual Events

Alumni Weekend

Each year, SSFS welcomes its alumni back to campus for a weekend full of fun, friends, and food. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with old classmates, visit with former teachers, and see updates to our 140-acre campus. Join us for Strawberry Cowbake, Meeting for Worship, an Alumni Art Show & State of the School, Beestball, Lacrosse, alumni parties, and more!

Evenings with Friends

We are so excited to have launched Evenings with Friends in 2015! These intimate, casual dinners are a wonderful opportunity for alumni to reconnect with each other and visit with faculty favorites. We've visited Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, and Tampa, and we look forward to expanding our travel radius during the upcoming school year. Keep an eye on the 2019-20 calendar for this year’s schedule of Evenings with Friends events: we might be coming to a city near you!
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Annual Men’s and Women’s Alumni Soccer Games & Turkey Trot 5K

Held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Men’s and Women’s Alumni Soccer Games are a true Sandy Spring tradition in which former SSFS soccer players have the opportunity to return to campus for some friendly competition on Preuss field. The game is attended by alumni of all ages, as well as by parents (current and graduated) and faculty and staff—including SSFS fútbol coaches Tobi Goss, Jeff Rohrman, Steve Powers, and Eduardo Polón.

While the Soccer Games have always been a huge draw for members of the SSFS community, in 2016 we introduced the SSFS Turkey Trot 5K! The race is open to runners (and walkers) of all ages, so it is a great opportunity to get the whole family out, rack up some steps on your FitBit, and burn off some of that Thanksgiving dinner!

For those who prefer to spectate, enjoy some snacks (including steak sandwiches courtesy of Bim Schauffler '74!) and hot drinks on the sidelines while staying toasty by the fire pit in the company of your old classmates and teachers. This is always a popular event and with everybody back in town for the holiday, you’re sure to run into some old friends!

Alumni & Friends Community Play Party

SSFS has a storied history of musical theater, beginning with Barry Morley. Since the School's founding in 1961, the performing arts at Sandy Spring have continued to grow and they remain central not only to the curriculum but also to the School's culture and identity.

For many SSFS alumni, singing in the chorus and participating in the annual Operetta was an identifying part of being a Sandy Springer and has continued to be for the generations of students who have followed. In 1996, a new tradition emerged—the Community Play. Much like the early Operettas, the annual Community Play gives all members of the SSFS community—students of all ages, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and others who are closely tied to the school—the opportunity to work together to produce a play or musical.

Community Play is recognized as a signature extra curricular program; it delivers a quality theatre experience that is both entertaining and educational for both participants and audience. A wide range of plays and musicals are selected from year to year based on their educational value and relevance to the school’s mission statement, Quaker values, and curriculum.