Sidwell Friends 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.".

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1883

Student Body

Total Students
1,148 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Sidwell Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15
% on Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$31,000

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  • 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."
Profile last updated: 02/03/2021

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