The Sidwell Friends School

  • 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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students1101 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Sidwell Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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    6.2 miles
    10601 Falls Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301)299-8500
    6.2 NS-12
    777
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    (301)320-3200
    1.4 3-12
    655
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    Grades: PK-12 | 318 students
    2.6 miles
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    (301)229-6107
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  • Bethesda
    Grades: NS-12 | 744 students
    1.4 miles
    9101 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301)657-4322
    1.4 NS-12
    744
  • Rockville
    Grades: 6-12 | 60 students
    4.7 miles
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    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301)770-5335
    4.7 6-12
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