Friends Alumni Network

The Sidwell Friends Alumni Network (FAN) is an inclusive community guided by Quaker values whose mission is to enhance and foster connections with fellow alumni, faculty, and current students. Members of our network let our lives speak through friendship, service, and learning opportunities, generating goodwill and support for each other and the School.

We invite you to learn more about ways to volunteer, connect, and give back to Sidwell Friends!


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Upcoming Events

RLS Meeting Room

Join the inaugural launch of the Sidwell Friends Shark Tank as Upper School students pitch ideas designed to address major social, political, or ethical challenges facing our global community today. The Center for Ethical Leadership offers students leadership and civic engagement opportunities to learn to act ethically, reflect deeply, and let their lives speak. Continental breakfast provided.

Caplin Theater

Join our students from across the three divisions as they take the stage for a lively showcase of vocal, instrumental, and theatrical performances. This collection of artistic talent will charm and delight all friends! The 1934 Council continues to provide advice and counsel to Sidwell Friends leadership as former members of the Board of Trustees.

Rusch Room/Pearson Athletic Center

Join John Square, David P. Pearson '52 Director of Athletics, for a panel discussion with scholar athletes and their coaches in the SF Leadership Academy. Learn first-hand about their role as leaders and ethical decision makers at Sidwell Friends. Tour the new Athletic Feature Wall that showcases the impact Sidwell Friends athletics has had on the lives of our students and community.

Upper School Library

Join Head of School Bryan Garman, faculty members, and students for a continental breakfast and look at Sidwell Friends today.

  • Endowed Director of Equity, Justice, and Community Natalie Randolph '98 and Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Robbie Gross will lead a discussion on how Sidwell students are learning through civic engagement, local city planning, and ethical decision making.
  • Join Associate Head of School Min Kim in a conversation with inaugural endowed chairs in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Silvana Niazi (Señora Guillermina Medrano de Supervía), and African and African American Studies, Jewell Debnam.
  • Experience the wonder of the award-winning Sidwell Friends Robotics Teams with a live demonstration by students and a conversation with Upper School Director of Technology and Computer Science, Darby Thompson.


Lives That Speak Podcast

Jon Bernthal ’95

Liz Kleinrock ’05

Sonya Clark ’85


Alumni News

2022 Commencement Speaker: Baratunde Thurston ’95

This year’s Commencement speaker will be Baratunde Thurston ’95. Humorist, author, television host and producer, podcaster, journalist, and more, Baratunde is both an insightful and witty commentator on matters of race, technology, democracy, and how we as citizens can be more engaged in building a better and more equitable future.

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Because humanity doesn't stop at the border, many Sidwell Friends alumni have devoted their careers to finding solutions for a chaotic international landscape.


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