Sandy Spring Friends School

Our progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school for students age 3 (preschool) 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, the School strives 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 603 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sandy Spring Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1961
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
603 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Sandy Spring Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Tony McCudden
Admissions Associate
Dawn Griffith

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Outdoor Leadership

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Co-ed Basketball, Kickball, Morley Games

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Sandy Spring Friends School offer?
Sandy Spring Friends School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Sandy Spring Friends School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for most sports offered.
What is Sandy Spring Friends School's ranking?
Sandy Spring Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Sandy Spring Friends School?
The application deadline for Sandy Spring Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

Endorse Sandy Spring Friends School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Making Social Media Work for Your School
Making Social Media Work for Your School
An introduction to using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to promote your school.
SEO for Private Schools - Part 3: Using Social Media
SEO for Private Schools - Part 3: Using Social Media
Social media for private K-12 schools is a bit different from social media for businesses. Some tips and strategies here.
The Pros and Cons of Teaching Overseas
The Pros and Cons of Teaching Overseas
Hundreds of private schools, and for that matter, public schools, outside the United States will be happy to have you as a teacher for a few years.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 603 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, MD is $21,290 for elementary schools and $28,514 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, MD is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links