Sandy Springs Friends Middle 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.

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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 AffiliationAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students603 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Sandy Springs Friends Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Noteshttp://www.ssfs.org/admission/tuition/index.aspx
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorTony McCudden
Admissions AssociateDawn Griffith

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Silver Spring
    Grades: NS-12 | 283 students
    3.9 miles
    13500 Layhill Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (301)576-2800
    3.9 NS-12
    283
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
    10.9 miles
    5100 Edgemoor Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (202)537-6900
    10.9 PK-12
    1101
  • Olney
    Grades: 9-12 | 1200 students
    1.1 miles
    17301 Old Vic Boulevard
    Olney, MD 20832
    (240)283-3367
    1.1 9-12
    1200
  • Olney
    Grades: K-12 | 296 students
    2.3 miles
    16227 Batchellors Forest Road
    Olney, MD 20832
    (240)390-0429
    2.3 K-12
    296
  • Silver Spring
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    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 207 students
    6.1 miles
    11811 Claridge Rd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    (301)963-8022
    6.1 K-12
    207

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $10,430 for elementary schools and $16,627 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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