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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Sidwell Friends School is a top rated, private, Christian school located in Washington, DC. It has 1,145 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $39,360 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,360
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1430
173 responses
Average ACT
33
90 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Homecoming
    31%
  • Founder's Day
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Quaker Games and MFW
    8%
  • AC in DC
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,145
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$131,493
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,244
National
$949
Median Home Value
$451,600
National
$184,700
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Sidwell Friends School Reviews

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I had a great experience with Sidwell! I attended for 13 years (K-12) and have very few complaints. The teachers were all deeply invested in students' success, each campus was beautiful and well stocked, and the student body was more kind and welcoming than I've ever seen anywhere else. The small class sizes were one of the best parts for me, in high school I never had a class of more than 20 students and sometimes had classes as small as 11 students! There's a lot of academic rigor but also a really caring community. Also, very good food!
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My four years at Sidwell Friends School have been truly life-changing. In addition to challenging academics and incredible facilities/resources, the faculty and staff truly care about their students' success. I have had many opportunities to pursue research across all disciplines and to explore new subjects in depth. A Sidwell student learns to naturally take initiative, solve problems critically, and collaborate with peers and teachers periodically. I do not think I would have felt as prepared for college coming from another school in the area. In addition, the people at this school are some of the most compassionate and insightful people I have met. Thank you for everything, Sidwell!
I have been at Sidwell Friends since 7th grade and I couldn't imagine a better environment for academic and social growth. The students and faculty create a tight-knit community that fosters intellectual curiosity and promotes friendship.
I have met many kids who went to schools in the DC area and the one thing that always stuck out to me was when they said they loved their school. When you have teenagers saying that they love their HIGHSCHOOL, It's a truly unique place. Not only is Sidwell loved by its students, but it is also full of the kind of students who love to learn. Students, teachers, and faculty go way above and beyond what is required of them to create the best possible experience for the entire community.
Don't get me wrong, Sidwell is an academically rigorous place that isn't suited to everyone, but if you are the kind of person who genuinely loves learning and being part of a community -- no, a team that shares that passion, Sidwell is the right place for you.