How to Apply

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

Interested in applying for Fall 2021?

The regular admissions process has closed. We have opened up a late application for families who missed the December 15th application deadline. Applications received in the late process will be considered if a space is available in the apply grade after the initial admissions process is complete. We will know more about potential openings in April. 

The online application includes student information, family information, and a $70 application fee. To begin your application in the late process please click the green button to the right. 

Specific documents required for each grade are listed on the application and may include the following:

  • Teacher recommendations
  • Transcripts from current and previous school year

The following will be scheduled if a spot opens up in the grade

  • Student/parent meeting
  • Sidwell Friends student assessment

Sidwell Friends is a member of AISGW – Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington. Please see AISGW’s Statement to Applicants here.



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