Virtual Intro: Preschool
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Supported. Challenged. Transformed.
Fostering compassionate, critical thinkers who lead exemplary lives.
Sandy Spring Friends School is a place where students are seen, heard, and celebrated for who they are, and the contributions that they bring to the community. With small class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio, students at SSFS don’t “fall through the cracks.”
They are encouraged, lifted up, and recognized. They are given a place where their talents are nurtured; where they are challenged; where they can try something new--perhaps fail, and then have the courage and confidence to try again; where their identity is allowed to blossom, and where, most importantly, they feel a sense of belonging.
PRESCHOOL - 12th GRADE SCHOOL • COED, PROGRESSIVE QUAKER SCHOOL • LOCATED IN THE HEART OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NEAR THE ICC (EXIT 13) • CLOSE TO DC & BALTIMORE
Our beautiful 140+ acre campus in the heart of Montgomery County, MD, provides all day and boarding students with benefits unique to our school:
- Small class sizes with students and teachers leading & learning together
- Safe, supportive, and welcoming environment that provides security while encouraging personal responsibility and self-advocacy
- A dynamic, rigorous curriculum centered on real world questions
A place that creates belonging for all members of our diverse community through student and parent affinity and alliance groups, DEI training and education, and a commitment to civic engagement
- A multitude of student clubs, leadership, and volunteer opportunities
- Academic and social-emotional supports including learning specialists, division-level counselors, and division-level Student Resource Teams
Teachers as Mentors
Our teachers develop strong connections with their students, allowing for frequent communication and trust-building that cultivates confidence, growth, and a lifelong love of learning.
At SSFS, we help students internalize a process we call “QRA”--Question, Reflection, Action--which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn.
Our diverse, collaborative community is strengthened by all-school and cross-divisional activities, an engaged alumni body, community service activities, and an emphasis on affirming & empowering the individual.
We infuse experience-based projects and programs into our curriculum. These activities help develop capable, responsible, and globally-aware students who can apply their learning in useful and meaningful ways.
"[Sandy Spring Friends School] teaches you that no challenge is too big for you to face, and you can always learn from the other side... you have a voice, and you should use it to solve problems that you face in life."
5th Grade Student