Sandy Spring Friends School

 

Sandy Spring Friends School

 

Supported. Challenged. Transformed.

At Sandy Spring Friends School, our motto is "Let Your Lives Speak." This motto expresses our philosophy of educating all aspects of a person so that their life—in all of its facets—can reveal the unique strengths within. As a Quaker School, underlying all that we do is a commitment to the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, respect, peaceful resolution of conflict, and community involvement. Our values-based education, paired with our strong academic program, allows our students to take what they learn and apply it in useful and meaningful ways.


Schedule A One-On-One Meeting

Our Admissions team is committed to giving you the support you need to make the best decision for your child's education. Schedule your one-on-one 15-minute Zoom meeting with one of our Admissions Directors at a time that's convenient for you, and learn more about SSFS, and about the next steps in the application process.

Ashaki Todman
PK-Grade 5

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Tony McCudden
Grades 6-12

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Hear From Our Community: Testimonials

Hear From Our Community: Gus

"[Sandy Spring Friends School] offers a personalized and unique experience which is what I really love about the school."
Gus, 10th Grade

Hear From Our Community: Rachel, Sam, Max, & Matt

"We've been especially happy with the way outdoor education has been integrated into classroom education. Sandy Spring Friends School has done a very impressive job."
Rachel, SSFS Parent

Hear From Our Community: Tiffany

"Sandy Spring Friends School is unique in that they focus on the whole child. While the academics are strong, they also have a keen awareness of the social-emotional health of each one of the students."
Tiffany, SSFS Parent

Sandy Spring Friends School is Known For...

SSFS Teachers are Life Mentors

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.
 

Boy Examining Leaf - Inquiry-Based Approach

Inquiry-Based Approach

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.
 

Seniors with Their Lower School Buddies - Community

Community

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.

Stream Study with Students

Experience-Based Learning

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.

Schedule A One-On-One Meeting

Our Admissions team is committed to giving you the support you need to make the best decision for your child's education. Schedule your one-on-one 15-minute Zoom meeting with one of our Admissions Directors at a time that's convenient for you, and learn more about SSFS, and about the next steps in the application process.

Ashaki Todman, Director of Admission, Preschool - Grade 5

Ashaki Todman
Preschool-Grade 5

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Tony McCudden
Grades 6-12

Schedule Meeting

General Question?

Send us an email or give us a call at 301-774-7455

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