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Notes for Prospective Students
Sidwell Friends School is an educational community inspired by the
values of the Religious Society of Friends and guided by the Quaker
belief in "That of God" in each person.
We seek academically
talented students of diverse cultural, racial, religious and
We offer these students a rich and rigorous
interdisciplinary curriculum designed to stimulate creative
inquiry, intellectual achievement and independent thinking in a
world increasingly without borders.
We encourage these students to
test themselves in athletic competition and to give expression to
their artistic abilities.
We draw strength from
silenceâ€”and from the power of individual and
We cultivate in all members of our community
high personal expectations and integrity, respect for consensus,
and an understanding of how diversity enriches us, why stewardship
of the natural world matters and why service to others enhances
Above all, we seek to be a school that nurtures a genuine
love of learning and teaches students "to let their lives speak."