How to Apply

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

Interested in applying for Fall 2021?

The online application includes student information, family information, and a $70 application fee*. 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:

  • Student/parent meeting
  • Sidwell Friends student assessment
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Transcripts from current and previous school year

*If the $70 application fee is a hardship for your family please click here to apply for an application fee waiver.

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