Sandy Spring Friends School

Tel: (301)774-7455
Grades: PK-12 | 575 students
Our progressive, coed, college preparatory, PK-12 Quaker School sits on a pastoral 140-acre campus in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland, midway between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
An ideal setting for intellectual contemplation and collaboration, athletic training, diverse extracurricular pursuits, outdoor exploration, urban excursion, and personal growth, Sandy Spring Friends School offers a deep and rigorous academic curriculum, character education rooted in universal Quaker principles, and a diverse and international student body that reflects today's global community.
We are looking for students who will be engaged in the learning process, who will enjoy the integration of academics, arts and athletics, and who are seeking to become constructive, caring, and effective citizens of the world.s.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 575 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Sandy Spring Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry (Advanced Chemistry), AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Lit. & Comp. (British Lit.), AP English Lit. & Comp. (Dramatic Lit.), AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $30,510
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Tony McCudden
Admissions Associate Dawn Griffith


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Co-ed Basketball, Kickball, Morley Games, Outdoor Leadership Kickball, Morley Games, Co-ed Basketball,
Outdoor Leadership,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Hampshire View Christian School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hampshire View Christian School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mater Amoris School (2.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Silver Spring
    Grades: K-12 | 41 students
    0.8 miles
    360 Ednor Rd
    Silver Spring, MD 20905
  • Olney
    Grades: 9-12 | 1200 students
    1.1 miles
    17301 Old Vic Boulevard
    Olney, MD 20832
  • Sandy Spring
     Echelon Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 5 students
    1.2 miles
    900 Olney Sandy Spring Rd
    Sandy Spring, MD 20860
  • Ashton
    Mater Amoris School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK | 84 students
    2.1 miles
    Po Box 97
    Ashton, MD 20861
  • Olney
    Oakdale Christian Academy
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: K | 12 students
    2.1 miles
    3425 Emory Church Rd
    Olney, MD 20832

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, MD is $12,573 for elementary schools and $22,451 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).