The Sidwell Friends School

5100 Edgemoor Lane,
Bethesda, MD, 20814-0208
Tel: (202)537-6900
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 economic backgrounds.
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 silence—and from the power of individual and collective reflection.
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 life.
Above all, we seek to be a school that nurtures a genuine love of learning and teaches students "to let their lives speak."

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 1101 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Landon School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Bethesda Montessori School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Manor Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Bethesda The Bethesda Montessori School
    Montessori School
    7611 Clarendon Road
    Bethesda , MD , 20814
    (301)986-1260
    Montessori School
    0.1  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Bethesda
    The Manor Montessori School
    Montessori School
    P.o. Box 34046
    Bethesda , MD , 20827
    (301)299-7400
    Montessori School
    0.3  mi  |  60  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Bethesda
    Our Lady Of Lourdes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    7500 Pearl St
    Bethesda , MD , 20814
    (301)654-5376
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  296  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Bethesda
    Bethesda Community School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    7500 Honeywell Ln
    Bethesda , MD , 20814
    (301)652-0117
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.6  mi  |  138  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Bethesda
    The Family Academy Of Bethesda
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4324 Montgomery Ave.
    Bethesda , MD , 20814
    (301)656-5437
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.7  mi  |  112  students  |  Gr.  NS-K

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