Sidwell Friends School Alumni Association Mission
The Alumni Association inspires alumni to create a lifelong connection with the Sidwell Friends School community.The Association promotes involvement consistent with the traditions and values of Sidwell Friends School.
As a graduate or former student of Sidwell Friends School, you are considered a member of the Sidwell Friends School Alumni Association, at no cost to you. Along with your membership, you receive substantial member benefits.
Admissions. Alumni who are interested in applying a child to Sidwell Friends are invited to attend a special admissions night tailored to their questions and concerns. The Admissions Office makes itself available for individual meetings regarding your child’s application. For more about our admissions process, please contact Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Josh Wolman.
Alumni Events. We offer three on-campus events each year: Homecoming (October), Alumni Holiday Party (December), and Reunion Weekend (May). Our six Regional Clubs (in Boston, Chicago, Northern California, Southern California, New York City, and Washington, D.C.) organize social and educational events throughout the year. We hope to see you at Regional Events!
Athletics. Attendance is free for alumni who want to cheer on the Quakers at home games. During school vacations, alumni are welcome to run or walk on the school’s track. The Office of Alumni Relations also arranges Open Gym sessions for alumni, when possible.
Memorial Meeting for Worship. When a classmate or loved one passes away, many families choose to remember that alumna/us with a memorial Meeting for Worship. Held in the Quaker tradition, these gatherings offer a unique opportunity to share heartfelt thoughts and powerful memories. The Meeting Room in the Kogod Center for the Arts is available upon request.
Permanent E-mail Forwarding. Permanent e-mail forwarding allows you to keep in touch with classmates, family and friends. No matter how many times you change schools, jobs, or e-mail providers, your correspondents will always be able to reach you at the same address, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org. All e-mail addressed to mailto:email@example.com will be forwarded to your current address—you will never miss an e-mail as long as you update your address with SFS. You will never again have to send out notices when you change your e-mail address!
Publications. The Alumni Magazine, a full-color publication, comes out three times a year. The Magazine includes alumni news, class notes, and in-depth articles about Sidwell Friends School. Among Friends, a quarterly e-newsletter, brings you the latest about alumni events and news from around the country. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not receiving the Alumni Magazine or Among Friends, and we will add you to the mailing list.
Alumni Directory (Online)
Archives Sidwell Friends School maintains an extensive collection of rare Quaker books and a wealth of SFS history. Alumni are welcome to visit the Archives, located on the first floor of Goldman Memorial Library. If you have items that may be of interest to the history of Sidwell Friends, and would be interested in making a donation to the archives, please contact Lori Hardenbergh.
Volunteer Opportunities (Alumni Association, Task Forces)