Environmental Stewardship

Guided by its Quaker values, Sidwell Friends is committed to practicing responsible environmental stewardship. Our curriculum is grounded in teaching students about the natural world and their relationship to it. With the decision to construct a new green Middle School, Sidwell Friends chose sustainable design as a logical expression of its values. This commitment continued with the renovation of our Lower School campus, the Zartman House administrative building, the new Athletic Center, and the Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center. We believe that green design provides an opportunity to achieve an outstanding level of integration between the curriculum, values, and mission of the School.

Visit the links to the left to learn more about green initiatives at Sidwell Friends.

This video was produced by Kontentreal and aired at Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis in July 2007. View more videos about the Middle School green building

Sidwell Friends is a founding member of the Green Schools Alliance.



Sidwell Friends' Middle School has been recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.


Sidwell Friends is among the Top 20 K-12 schools in the EPA's Green Power Partnership program.