How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to Sidwell Friends School.

Interested in applying for Fall 2021?

The application process begins in September. Click on the "Login to Ravenna" button on the right to create an account on our online system to view upcoming summer virtual events as well as fall events and admissions activities. 

Sidwell Friends uses Ravenna, a web-based application program for the admissions process. The online application includes student information, family information, and a $70 application fee for domestic applicants or a $100 application fee for international applicants. The deadline for submission of the application form and parent questionnaire (Part I) is December 15, 2020.

Student questionnaire and other supporting documents (Part II) are due by January 15, 2021. Specific documents required for each grade are listed on the application and may include the following:

  • Teacher recommendations
  • Test results (WPPSI, WISC, ISEE, SSAT)
  • Transcripts
  • Transcripts from current and previous school year



Karen Banks

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Frankie Brown

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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

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.