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Retaking The Stage

As the theaters reopen, Middle and Upper School thespians shine in "The Mask Project" and "Puffs."

In Memoriam: Officer Andre Newman

Please join us in thanking the Newman family for Andre’s remarkable service and in holding them in the Light. Officer Newman invested himself fully in the Sidwell Friends community and will be deeply missed.

The Write Code

Second graders' stories are brought to life through rolling robots.

A Virtual Trip to China

Chinese IV students present their dream trips to China—with an eye towards making real-life connections.

Stories Everywhere

The award-winning author Matt de la Peña visited with each School division and the community at large to talk about finding himself in books, the freedom of low expectations, and how writers are made, not born.

Ghost in the Machine

Ken Hakuta P ’98, ’00, and ’02 takes the Sidwell Friends community along for a tour of the new Nam June Paik retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

A Challenge Like No Other

The largest gifts in Sidwell Friends history are setting the stage for a community fundraising challenge this fall. 

Dressed for Success

After a year-long delay, 8th grade Latin students get to take part in a fun (and fashionable) tradition.

In Sickness and in Health

Liza and John Marshall P ’14 discussed their new memoir Off Our Chests: A Candid Tour Through the World of Cancer—what they remember, what they regret, and what they'd never said to one another until now. 

Signs of Life

Eight new signs at the Lower School celebrate not only Quaker testimonies, but collaboration, cooperation—and a lot of fun.

A Special Kind of Normal

New norms and old traditions merged as students returned to campus for the 2021/22 academic year. 

Grief By the Book

Merissa Nathan Gerson ’00 discussed how her new book "Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman's Guide to Grieving," helped her—and how she hopes it will help others

New Year, New Friends

We are excited to welcome new people to the Sidwell Friends community, as well as celebrate some old friends who are now in new positions. 

Grad Interrupted

The Class of 2020 returns to campus for an emotional tribute and joyous celebration.

A Mindful Classroom

Former Sidwell Friends teacher Richard Brady and Kim Seashore ’87 discuss the value of mindfulness—in life and in classrooms.

Lights in the Darkness

How Live in the Lights, a nonprofit started by Adie Selassie ’22, is enabling people along the Texas-Mexico border to access clean, reliable electricity.

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