Thanks for your interest in Sandy Spring Friends School, and to all who have submitted applications for the 2019-20 academic year! Admissions decisions were sent to families with completed applications on March 1. Applications submitted after this date are considered on a space-available basis.

If you haven't already seen our spectacular 140-acre campus and met our amazing faculty and staff, we encourage you to join us for an informal breakfast and tour of our campus and classrooms at one of our events below. Please register by filling out this form, which will connect you to our online admissions portal, Ravenna.

  • Wednesday, April 3 "Discover SSFS" event, 8:15-11:00 am
  • Tuesday, May 21 "Discover SSFS" event, 8:15-11:00 am 
  • Arrange for an individual tour of our campus throughout the spring and summer months by contacting the Admissions office.
  • Please note that our preschool program for ages 3 and 4 is growing, and we continue to enroll our youngest friends on a rolling basis.

Questions? We're here to help! Please contact us at 301-774-7455 or admission@ssfs.org.

Our progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school for students age 3 through Grade 12 sits on a pastoral 140-acre campus in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland, midway between Washington, DC, and Baltimore.

Sandy Spring Friends School is a welcoming, inquiry-based learning community. A challenging academic curriculum, enriched arts program, inclusive athletics, and service opportunities promote intellectual excellence, collaboration, and strength of character. Recognizing the unique worth of each person, faculty and staff at SSFS strive to challenge each student to reach their potential and develop individual talents.

Sandy Spring Friends School students are engaged in the learning process; enjoy the integration of academics, arts, and athletics; and seek to become constructive, caring and effective citizens of the world. We hope you will join our thriving community of scholars, performers, athletes, artists, thinkers, and doers.

Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs. However, special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.