The Annual Fund will focus on two central priorities this year that are
paramount to a successful 2014-2015 school year. These priorities include:
Financial Aid for access and affordability
for the full Sidwell Friends experience:
·Having a dynamic student population with a diverse array of
opportunities is central to our Quaker tradition. This year alone, 24% of our students will
receive approximately $6,500,000 of financial aid support. This includes
tuition and fees as well as other needs such as athletic equipment, student
services and technology support.
Professional Development opportunities that will influence students immediately
– one area of focus this year will be on developing a shared understanding of
the nature of interdisciplinary work.
Examples of interdisciplinary work occurring this academic year as a
result of grants for faculty professional development are:
The 6th Grade
Interdisciplinary Deep Dive project will address the question, “How do we
create a sustainable world while maximizing global quality of life?” Students
will build a model of a Green Home, write a research paper justifying location
and energy type, create a blueprint of the home, generate a regional map,
develop promotional materials:website,
brochure, video, write and perform an elevator pitch, and will be prepared to
defend their ideas in front of a panel of experts.
In the Lower
School, the 2nd grade team plans to increase the interdisciplinary aspect of
their American Indian unit by launching it with a study of the Chesapeake Bay
watershed.They will also shift their
focus to the tribes of Maryland and Virginia and establish partnerships for
On behalf of the board of trustees, thank you for your generosity to
Sidwell Friends School.