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Sandy Spring Friends School

Sandy Spring Friends School is a coeducational private Friends boarding traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Sandy Spring Friends School says

Sandy Spring Friends School is a pre-K through 12 coed college preparatory day school with optional five and seven day boarding programs in the Upper School. Founded in 1961, SSFS is located on a 140-acre wooded campus in the historic Quaker community of Sandy Spring in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. The School mission is most clearly stated in our motto, "Let Your Lives Speak." Sandy Spring Friends School provides a welcoming learning community with a challenging academic curriculum, enriched arts program, inclusive athletics, and service opportunities which promote intellectual excellence and strength of character. Recognizing the unique worth of each person, the School strives to develop individual talents and foster caring and effective citizens of the world.





Grades Cost Term
High School $52,200 Annual

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Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT



Test Scores

1714 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 572
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 10
Kindergarten 22
1 24
2 28
3 30
4 23
5 33
6 33
7 54
8 52
9 56
10 59
11 76
12 72

Sandy Spring Friends School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Sandy Spring Friends School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Average Class Size 15
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 23%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 60%
Multi-racial 11%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 18%
Asian 7%

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Friends Council on Education (FCE)

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