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.
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.
Sidwell Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, physical education program, or other School-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring and terms of employment of faculty and staff. Except for special consideration that may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends, the School does not discriminate on the basis of religion in any of these respects. Applicants with disabilities (or family members with disabilities) who might require any type of accommodation during the application process are encouraged to call the Admissions Office.
Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, economics, gender, sexual orientation and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff.