For Sidwell Friends students across divisions, chess is the gambit.

Spring Fever

This season’s athletic highlights include new honors and achievements across sports.

Golden Anniversary

Reunion saw alumni return to campus for a weekend of celebration and reflection.

Voices Carry

Let Your Life Speak, Founder’s Day, and a push for financial aid came together for one powerful day of sharing, giving, and fun.

All the Light We Can See

The Middle School’s long-running Minimester program gets students out of the classroom and into the world.

2023 Commencement Speaker: Anand Giridharadas ‘99

This year’s Commencement speaker will be Anand Giridharadas ‘99. A journalist and author of remarkable breadth and insight, Anand has written compellingly of the pernicious effects of inequity in American society and the importance of bridging political and cultural differences.

China and Realpolitik

Zeidman lecturer Jessica Chen Weiss wants the United States to coexist with China—not beat it.

A Double Repeat for the Quakers

For the second year in a row, the Sidwell Friends boys’ and girls’ basketball teams have brought home championship trophies in the District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) AA Tournament.

Just Breathe

The Lower School’s new mental health programs demonstrates the power of mindfulness.

Social Network

Growing up in the age of pervasive social media.

Art. Work.

Upper School students display their talents.

Visual Voice of the People

DC photographer Dee Dwyer talks to Middle Schoolers about her work and recent rise to prominence.

All Wins, All Weekend

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams took home double the victories.

Foxbot Power

How Quaker values helped a group of Middle Schoolers shine at a robotics competition.

Modern Biology

For some 9th graders, Bio1A is the chance to be a scientist.

Shine Brightly Together

Whether you celebrate holidays at this time of year, or just take a long break with your near and your dear, we wish you nothing but happiness each day and each night, as Star Fox and Sidwell Friends hold you all in the light.

A Novel Idea

Can Middle and Upper Schoolers write a book in one month? Can faculty and staff?

The Scholar Athlete

Walter Rouse ’19, now a Stanford senior, is a finalist for the Campbell Trophy.

The Joy of Service

How one parent went from chaperone to CEO and taught an important life lesson about making a difference.

Into the Infinite

This year’s Rubenstein Guest Artist Kenzo Digital ’98 has altered the New York skyline with an immersive experience that will challenge your sense of the physical world.

Feeding the Sharks

Upper School entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to real experts.

Sports Lessons

Student athletes demonstrate the value of leadership across disciplines.

Together, At Home

The community gathers for games, food, fellowship, and a homecoming for the ages.

Together We Shine

The School launches a historic campaign to light the way forward.

Whirled Peace

The Lower School puts their spin on a pinwheel art installation.

China By Way of DC

Students leave the classroom for a weekend of real-world experiences.

Let Them Eat Popsicles!

Last Friday afternoon, Sidwell Friends parents, students, teachers, and friends came together on a warm and sunny September day for a back-to-school picnic that featured a bouncy house, arts and crafts, games, and burgers and hotdogs. 

Flying Lessons

In an age of anxiety, Sidwell Friends teachers and staff learn how to embrace struggle—not avoid it.

Meet and Teach

A new school year, a new crop of teachers, and a new opportunity to transform minds.

China in Harper’s Ferry

From The Washington Post: How Chinese teacher John Flower moved a traditional farmhouse to West Virginia plank by plank. 

In Tribute: Michele Tucker Jeffery ’68

Sidwell Friends Schools is mourning the loss of a remarkable alumna, parent, and staff member whose 41-year tenure with the School touched the lives of two generations of students and their families and made an indelible impact on her colleagues.

How Will You Lead?

Sidwell Friends School and Howard University invite you to connect with fellow education professionals in a rich and meaningful dialogue about race, equity, and justice in school communities.

Galaxy Quest

In the latest episode of the Lives that Speak podcast, Head of School Bryan Garman talks with Andrea Johnson Razzaghi ’78, the newly named director of the NASA Office of JPL Management Oversight at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Time to be Da22led

The latest entrants in the Sidwell Friends Alumni Network exuded radiance as they get ready to invent the stories of their lives.

Moving on Up

Sidwell Friends’ newest classes of Middle and Upper Schoolers celebrate their latest milestone.


The New Math

Layla Dawit ’22 wins an award and reflects the changing faces in STEM.

Face Time

Photography students launch an Inside Out art installation at Sidwell Friends.

Fields of Gold

The Lower School’s new sunflower project supports Ukrainian refugees.

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