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.
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Student Teacher Ratio
8 : 1
Average Class Size
49% Male / 51% Female
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American
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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