Virtual Office Hour

Join our virtual office hour, starting on Tuesday, October 3! 

  • October 3, 2023 at 11 a.m.
  • October 17, 2023 at 11 a.m.
  • October 31, 2023 at 11 a.m.
  • November 14, 2023 at 11 a.m.
  • November 28, 2023 at 11 a.m.
  • December 12, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Join us on Zoom

We’re so pleased you’re connecting with us through our website and hope you will enjoy reading about Sidwell Friends School. There’s a wealth of information available and we hope you’ll join us on campus early this fall to become acquainted with the community. 

The admissions process is underway! We have carefully outlined each step for you to make it easier to navigate and complete all steps of your application before January 5, 2024.  While the requirements for each application grade differ slightly, the following list should be helpful as an overview of what you and your applicant should expect to accomplish during this process. Please keep in mind that all requirements are due on or before January 5, 2024.


  • Submission of family information form

  • Applicant’s Group Visit

  • Teacher’s submission of AISGW recommendation form(s)

  • Current school’s submission report cards or transcripts. Not required of Pre-K applicants

  • Parent Interview


  • Participation in an in-person tour

  • Attending at least one info-session

  • Begin request for financial aid, available at Clarity online starting October 1, 2023

  • Log into Ravenna to receive your admissions decision on March 3, 2024

Learn More

Sidwell Friends by the Numbers


students of color



students enrolled

$49,680 (PK-Grade 2)
$52,110 (Grades 3-4)
$54,700 (Grades 5-8)
$55,140 (Grades 9-12)

tuition for 2023/24


of students receive financial aid

$8.2 million

annual financial aid budget


average financial aid award

Where do Sidwell Friends graduates attend college?
Click to view the 2018-22 College Matriculation List.

Explore By Division

Lower School

The joy of inquiry and exploration is instilled in our youngest learners.

Middle School

Growth and discovery take place in a supportive learning environment.

Upper School

Students are empowered to pursue their interests, both in and out of the classroom.

Sidwell Friends School prohibits discrimination and harassment against any member of the School community on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, sex, personal appearance, genetic information, economic background, political affiliation, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Read more about non-discrimination policies and contact information here.


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Meet Our Team

Frankie Brown

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

Christian Baker

Assistant Director of Admissions

John Goldberg

Assistant Director of Admissions

Rudy Wise

Assistant Director of Admissions

Alia Allen

Outreach and Digital Content Coordinator

Karen Banks

Admissions Associate

Tannie Rey Zapata

Office Manager

Sidwell Social