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Sandy Spring Friends School (pk-12)

Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), founded in 1961, is a progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school serving students from Preschool (age 3) through 12th Grade, with optional 5- and 7-day boarding programs in the Upper School.  Situated on 144 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, MD, SSFS provides a safe, supportive environment—in a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community—for young people to discover their passions and become actively engaged in their education.

Small class sizes and a low teacher-to-student ratio give students the opportunity to experience a rigorous,  hands-on curriculum. Our teachers have the opportunity to build relationships with students, challenge them, and provide a space for all voices to be heard, creating an environment where teachers lead and learn alongside their students. Our school’s culture—rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement—can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict.  By fostering independence while cultivating self-confidence, cultural identity, and a sense of belonging, our students become responsible, successful citizens of the world.

Sandy Spring Friends School
16923 Norwood Rd
Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Email: julie.mendez@ssfs.org
Phone: 3017747455184
Online: https://www.ssfs.org