On a bright and beautiful morning, the Class of 2017 walked down Zartman’s steps and into the future.
Three parent affinity groups honored their graduating seniors of color with a candlelight ceremony before Commencement week.
Upper School students were recognized for their sporting achievements at this year’s Athletic Awards ceremony on May 25.
The executive travel ban inspires Upper Schoolers to explore the different faces of religion.
Middle School debaters made the case for excellence at the Regional Championships.
In honor of its most generous and consistent alumni donor, Sidwell Friends School will name its Athletic Center for David “Sandy” Pearson ’52 during Homecoming festivities this fall.
Lower Schoolers debated faculty about getting a toaster for the lunchroom, armed with well-researched rebuttals for any objections that might pop up.
Alumni at Let Your Life Speak Day reassure students that keeping an open mind about their professional futures can be a “beautiful thing.”
Students from the Bootham School, a Quaker school in York, England, spend time on campus and in the city as part of an exchange program with SFS.
Learning comes alive as Middle Schoolers leave the classroom behind for SFS’s annual week of deep-dive, experiential learning.
Biomedical engineer Andrea Ippolito encouraged members of the new GRIT club to pursue their love of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Fourth graders learned about human rights from nine students visiting from Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Barton Rubenstein ’81 sculpts the Mother Earth Project to help save the earth.
An EPA scientist discussed the realities behind global warming with 8th graders.
Eric Liu, the 2017 John Fisher Zeidman ’79 Memorial Lecturer, teaches young people how to be a force for good in their communities.
During the annual Black Student Union Production, students explored race and identity through song, dance, rap, and poetry.
Alyson Cambridge ’97, international opera and jazz singer, returns to the place where she once harbored a big secret!
The Parents of Asian Students share their Lunar New Year traditions with the community
Prominent death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean has advocated for mercy in the meting out of justice for more than 30 years.
Congratulations to Robert and Arlene Kogod on their CASE/NAIS award for support of independent schools.
Soye Kim ’73 and Antonia Fasanelli ’92 were connected from the start. But nobody could have predicted the way their lives repeatedly intertwined.
Massive crowds in DC and across the country took a stand for social justice.
SFS students help the homeless on the second annual MLK Day of Service.
Quakers keep their cool and guide their machines to victory.
Children’s book writer and illustrator Henry Cole livens up Library Week.
Teacher and historian Darren Speece’s new book on giant redwoods explores the longest and most violent environmental conflict in American history.
On Saturday, the SFS Middle School debate team hosted and competed in the Nation's Capital Debate League.
Soup and compassion bubble up as LS students find their giving spirit in creative projects.
Playwright Fin Kruckemeyer helps 6th graders find the writer within
Rachel Kane brings a strong background in Quaker education to her new job heading up the Middle School.
Tap dancer Joseph Webb clicks with Middle Schoolers
Acting—literally—on social justice issues
Todd Purnell ’65 spins a raucous yarn from family stories and Sidwellian influences in Book One of his Ozarkian Tales Trilogy.
Katherine Wilson ’92 cooks up a memoir about a delicious life in one of Italy’s most vibrant cities.
Driven by Quaker values and working in Africa, Moria Sloan '11 tackles the tragic practice of FGM/C.
The Senior Media Advisor to The National Campaign (NC) to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has been seeding prevention messages into popular shows for two decades—and it’s working!
The handy New Englander is immersed in his love of maritime craftsmanship.
SFS’s largest class ever garners advice from Commencement speaker Elizabeth Alexander ’80, acclaimed author and poet.
Ezra Edelman ’92 sidelines sensationalism to deliver a weighty film of note.
The showcase for alumni in the world of food and drink more than satisfies a crowd.
Russian lit, French film, medieval castles, Chinese fashion: Senior Projects were a world of fun.
Balloons and poetry took flight as parents of 61 black, Latino, and Asian students gathered for an end-of-year fete.