Sidwell Friends School

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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1883

Student Body

Total Students1,148 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade Sidwell Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Ski Jumping, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSki Jumping,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • 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."

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