Response to COVID-19 and Distance Learning Plan
Sidwell Friends School has been continually monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). After thoughtful deliberation, the School has decided to proactively transition to the Distance Learning Plan (DLP), effective Monday, March 16. On April 4, 2020, it was announced that the School will operate under the DLP for the remainder of the academic year. Please check the Calendar of School Events and the Calendar of Alumni Events for cancelations and postponements. Find the latest updates here.
The Upper School elective "Metropolitan Policy and the DMV" leads Upper Schoolers to find the problems in their own town—and inspires them to find equitable, ethical solutions.
In a Conversation with Friends, Adama Konteh Hamadi ’04 and Helen Li ‘04 discuss how to put away the cape, live intentionally, and find clarity and purpose in chaotic times.
A new approach to minimester meant that the 5th grade got immersed in the study of water.
Together let us hold in the Light the victims of last night’s Atlanta area murders. Their families and communities have our deepest sympathies. Sidwell Friends School wholly condemns this violence and deplores the ongoing racism committed against Asian Americans.
Sidwell Friends has an obligation to confront and teach this history and unequivocally condemns the ongoing presence of anti-Asian racism. As a Quaker school, we must eliminate hate, deepen understanding, and promote unity in diversity.