Sidwell Friends School offers a challenging academic experience in a warm, supportive environment. We seek students who demonstrate the potential to meet high academic and personal standards and contribute to the vitality of the School. Because we believe that students learn from each other, it is central to our philosophy that the student body be coeducational and include diverse economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds, as well as a variety of interests and talents. As a day school, Sidwell Friends requires that students live with a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian. It is important that the expectations of SFS parents be consistent with the School Philosophy. Learn more about the role of philanthropy at Sidwell Friends.
Sidwell Friends School prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, sex, personal appearance, genetic information, economic background, political affiliation, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Special consideration may be given to members of the Religious Society of Friends during the application process. Applicants (or family members) with disabilities who require accommodation during the admissions process are encouraged to call the Admissions Office.
Sidwell Friends School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools and holds institutional membership in the Friends Council on Education, National Association of Independent Schools, Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools, Independent Education, the Secondary School Admissions Test Board, and the College Entrance Examination Board.