Sandy Spring Friends School

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About us

Sandy Spring Friends School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day and boarding school for students in grades PK-12. The School provides students a challenging liberal arts education in an atmosphere grounded in Quaker values where all students and faculty are valued and supported regardless of gender, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Located approximately 35 minutes northwest of Washington, D.C. in historic Sandy Spring, Maryland, students and faculty are attracted to the School because of its commitment to leadership in diversity and multicultural education as well as the 140-acre bucolic campus, strong sense of community, and excellent academic reputation. Sandy Spring has approximately 550 students in all grades 51% of which are ethnic minorities. Additional information about the School may be found on our website at

Mission Statement: Sandy Spring Friends School provides a welcoming and nurturing learning community with Friends testimonies and Meeting for Worship central to its life and vitality. A challenging academic curriculum, enriched arts program, inclusive athletics, and service opportunities promote intellectual excellence and strength of character. Recognizing the unique worth of each person, the School strives to develop individual talents and foster caring and effective citizens of the world.



Contact information

Date Founded: 1961


Phone: 301-774-7455

Fax: 301-924-1115

16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring, MD, 20860, US

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