We hold the idea of community in the highest regard. It’s an intentional commitment.
At Sandy Spring Friends School we believe in a diverse, collaborative, nonhierarchical community and put an emphasis on affirming and empowering the individual and examining all points of view. Forging strong connections among members of our school community is conducive to both intellectual growth (for understanding complex ideas) and social growth (for instilling respect for others and enabling all students to have an active voice and influence). This culture is guided by our abiding commitment to Quaker values—and a sense of belonging to this community remains with our alumni throughout their lives.
At A Glance
Peer mentorship programs in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School
Annual All-School All Day Events: Community Day & Our People, Our Planet (OPOP) Day
Community Groups made up of faculty, staff, and students from across all three divisions.
All-School Assemblies: Beginning of the Year, Winter, and End of Year Assemblies
Community Event Highlights
Throughout the year, we offer a number of opportunities to build community connections. Below are examples that bring our community members together: