Upper School

Exam Schedule

Monday, January 2 – No School

Tuesday, January 3 – Review Day

Wednesday, January 4 – Reading Day

Thursday, January 5 – Exam #1/History, 10 a.m.

Friday, January 6 – Exam #2/English, 10 a.m.

Monday, January 9 – Exam #3/Language, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, January 10 – Reading Day

Wednesday, January 11 - Exam #4/Science, 10 a.m.

Thursday, January 12 – Exam #5/Math, 10 a.m.

Friday, January 13 – Make-up Exams, 10 a.m.


Mid-year exam protocols:

  1. Students who have “doubled” in a subject must email morillasj@sidwell.edu by Friday, December 16, letting her know which exam they will take on make-up day.
  2. Students must adhere to the published examination schedule. Absence for travel is not an adequate reason to re-schedule an exam.
  3. Students who miss an exam due to illness will take the exam on make-up day.
  4. Students must be punctual for exams. All exams begin at 10 a.m.
  5. Exam room assignments will be emailed to students in advance and will be posted around the building.
  6. Teachers will be available to meet with students during the reading days.
  7. Please call or email your Academic Dean for any exam related issues (kimm@sidwell.edu)
  8. Attention 9th graders and students new to the school: Please contact your academic advisor or Dean of 9th grade to get study tips for exams.

Please let Jackie Morillas know if you have questions.
Thank you.

Welcome to the Upper School

The Upper School provides students with the preparation to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world through the lens of a Quaker education. Our rigorous academic program, combined with the many opportunities to learn outside the classroom, is designed to instill a sense of social responsibility and to generate resiliency in the face of adversity.

Our diverse community celebrates many different points of view, interests and backgrounds, but all of our students have in common a passion for learning and a respect for both individual and community. We encourage our students to participate fully in the life of the School and to take advantage of the many opportunities that are available to them. As you explore our website, you will see the richness of our program.

The relationships among students and between students and teachers are the heart of the Upper School experience, and our teachers understand that a student is a whole human being whose value is not tied to the grade on a report card. They provide structures for students to be active decision-makers and self-advocates in a supportive and joyful environment. Students are challenged to step out of their comfort zones, to become familiar with uncertainty and see it as a source of excitement and promise.

The Upper School is an exciting, energetic, and fun environment that provides the scaffolding for students to build their own unique experience as they grow and develop into young adults.

Upper School News

  • SFS Hosts Robotics Tournament

    Posted December 16

    Quakers keep their cool and guide their machines to victory.

  • How the Mighty Have Fallen

    Posted November 4

    Teacher and historian Darren Speece’s new book on giant redwoods explores the longest and most violent environmental conflict in American history.

  • The Cosmic Buddha

    Posted October 25

    Chinese history and language students got up close and personal with the Cosmic Buddha.

This Month's Quaker Query

“How do we take measure of past and present inequalities? How do we mend them?” Upper School Quaker Life Committee

Upper School Administration

Mamadou GuèyePrincipal

Brittany Chase, Executive Assistant to the Principal

Min Kim
, Assistant Principal/Academic Dean

Michael Woods
, Dean of Students

Darren Speece, Assistant Dean of Students 

Diane Scattergood, 9th Grade Dean

Crystal Matthews, Assistant to the Dean of Students/Attendance
Attendance E-mail

Robbie Gross, Assistant Academic Dean

Jackie Morillas, Administrative Assistant to the Director of College Counseling and to the Assistant Principal/Academic Dean