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Sandy Spring Friends School
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  • Private, Boarding, Quaker
  • SANDY SPRING, MD

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The SSFS Admissions team is committed to supporting our prospective families in their journey to finding the right school by providing virtual events, one-on-one Zoom meetings, rolling admissions, and modifications to our admissions cycle for the coming year. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$64,500
Received Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid
$15,000
From Sandy Spring Friends School

Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) is a coed, progressive, college-preparatory, Quaker school for students age 3 through Grade 12. Our pastoral 140-acre campus is located midway between Washington, DC, and Baltimore. We welcome students from around the world and provide 5- and 7-day residential options. Come and explore SSFS and learn more about our transformational education!

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
99 responses
Average ACT
28
38 responses

Creating a Place of Belonging at SSFS

SSFS is a place where students are seen, heard, and celebrated for who they are, and the contributions that they bring to the community. They are given a place where their talents are nurtured; where they are supported, challenged, and transformed; where their identity is allowed to blossom, and where, most importantly, they feel a sense of belonging.

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
  • Intersession
    21%
  • Community Day
    18%
  • Holiday Assembly
    16%
  • Sophomore Olympics
    16%
  • Gradulation
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
34%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
China, Italy
International Boarding Students
27%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
603
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$18,700
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 12 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 12 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 12 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 8 responses

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Rating 4.28 out of 5  69 reviews
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