Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
Facilities on the 15-acre Wisconsin Avenue campus in the Tenleytown section of Northwest Washington include the Earl G. Harrison Jr. Upper School Building; Bruce Stewart and Andra Jurist Middle School Building; Meeting House; The Robert and Arlene Kogod Center for the Arts; Richard Walter Goldman Memorial Library; Zartman House (Administration); Campus Services (Security, Information Technology, and Buildings and Grounds); Sensner Building (Fox Den Cafe and School Store); bi-level underground parking lot; a semi-underground bi-level Athletic Center with indoor and outdoor tracks; Wannan Gymnasium; three athletic fields, including two with all-weather turf surfaces; and five tennis courts.
The five-acre Edgemoor Lane campus in Bethesda includes the Manor House (Administration and Clark Library); the Groome Building (classrooms and multi-purpose room); the Science, Art, and Music (SAM) Building; Gymnasium; Bethesda Friends Meeting House; and athletic fields and two playground areas with climbing equipment.
For the 2016/17 school year, 1,142 students ( 578 boys,
564 girls) are enrolled. Forty-eight percent of the student body are students of color. Twenty-three percent of the student body receive $6.9 million of need-based financial assistance. The School employs 153 teachers and 104 administrative and support staff. Tuition for the 2016/17 school year is $39,360.
Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to age, economic background, ethnicity, gender, physical disability, political affiliation, race and sexual orientation in its student body, faculty and staff. The School does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions, financial aid or loan practices; curricular offerings, including inter-scholastic athletics and physical education; other School-sponsored programs and activities; or in the hiring and terms of employment of administrators, faculty and staff. Except for special considerations that may be given to members of the Religious Society of Friends because of the School's Quaker affiliation, the School does not discriminate on the basis of religion.