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Thank you for your virtual visit to Sidwell Friends. 

Virtual Information Session

During the period in which our campus is physically closed, our Admissions team is ready to meet with you online.

Join us on Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. for an overview of the School. Learn about our academic programs, school community, Quaker values and more. We look forward to meeting you then!

Register Here

The deadline for our first round of applications has passed and the late application process is now underway. Late applications are reviewed if space becomes available after the regular admissions process ends - typically during late spring and early summer. If a space becomes available then, a member of our Admissions staff will contact applicant families about a tour and/or interview. If you would like to submit a late application, please click on the “How to Apply” button and if you have questions, please contact us!

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

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

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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.

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.