Thank you for your interest in Sidwell Friends.

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 us. 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 6, 2023.  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 6, 2023.

  • Submission of family information form, required 
  • Participation in an In-person tour on campus, optional but recommended
  • Attending at least one virtual info-session, optional but recommended
  • Your applicant’s participation in assessment or group visit, required
  • Teachers’ submission of recommendation(s), required 
  • Request and submit school report cards or transcripts, required for most grades 
  • Your applicant’s independent completion of their essays, required for 5th grade and up
  • If interested, begin request for financial aid,  available at School and Student Services online starting October 1, 2022
  • Log into Ravenna to receive your admissions decision on March 3, 2023.

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A Shining Year | 2021-2022

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Tuition/Financial Aid

Sidwell Friends by the Numbers


students of color



students enrolled

$47,200 (PK-Grade 2)
$49,040 (Grades 3-4)
$51,240 (Grades 5-8)
$51,650 (Grades 9-12)

tuition for 2022/23


of students receive financial aid

$8.2 million

annual financial aid budget


average financial aid award

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

Phone: 202-537-8111


Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management

Tannie rey zapata

Office Manager


Assistant Director of Admissions, PK – 6th


Assistant Director of Admissions, 7th – 12th

alia allen

Coordinator for Outreach and Digital Content


Admissions Associate

Christian Baker

Admissions Assistant