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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 603 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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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.: 37%
Students by Grade
Sandy Springs Friends Middle 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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 603 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, MD is $18,833 for elementary schools and $24,842 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, MD is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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