Upper School

Exam Schedule

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

1

Happy New Year

 

2

NO SCHOOL

 

3

Review Day

(no new material)

 

4

Reading Day

 

5

Exam #1
History
10 a.m.

 

 

6

Exam #2
English
10 a.m.

7

 

8

9

Exam #3
Language
10 a.m.

10

Reading Day

11

Exam #4
Science
10 a.m.

12

Exam #5
Math
10 a.m.

13

Exam Make-up
10 a.m.

14

 

 

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

  • 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.

  • SFS hosts expert panel on China

    Posted October 3

    Tying together the country’s history and current events

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
202-537-8162
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Brittany Chase, Executive Assistant to the Principal
202-537-8162
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Min Kim
, Assistant Principal/Academic Dean
202-537-8165
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Michael Woods
, Dean of Students
202-537-8160
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Darren Speece, Assistant Dean of Students 
202-537-1056
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Diane Scattergood, 9th Grade Dean
202-537-8106
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Crystal Matthews, Assistant to the Dean of Students/Attendance
202-537-8160
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Attendance E-mail

Robbie Gross, Assistant Academic Dean
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Jackie Morillas, Administrative Assistant to the Director of College Counseling and to the Assistant Principal/Academic Dean
202-537-8167
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