Thank you for your interest in Sidwell Friends!

While our campus is closed, please join us for a Virtual Admissions Information Session to learn more about the School.

Lower School – August 8 at 11:00 a.m.

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We hope to “see” you soon!

Interested in applying for Fall 2021?

The application process begins in September. Visit the How to Apply page to create an account on our online system now to view upcoming summer virtual events as well as fall events and admissions activities. 


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Tuition/Financial Aid

Sidwell Friends by the Numbers


students of color



students enrolled


tuition for 2019/20


of students receive financial aid

$8 million

annual financial aid budget


average financial aid award

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the questions we are most often asked by families who are interested in applying to Sidwell Friends. We hope it is helpful to you as you begin the process, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Office for assistance.


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, including Title IX, here.

Meet Our Team

Phone: 202-537-8111
Fax: 202-537-2401

Frankie Brown

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Karen Banks

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Samantha Caruth

Assistant Director of Admissions, Lower School

Diana Lazarus

Class of '85
Assistant Director of Admissions for Upper School

Cindy Sealls

Admissions Office Coordinator

Allyson Weaver

Assistant Director of Admissions, Middle School