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Quaker Values

Sidwell Friends is a place where students and faculty thrive on deep and imaginative inquiry—both intellectual and ethical.
Sitting together in shared silence is the cornerstone of a Quaker education. Our students and faculty gather each week to listen and reflect.
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Students at all grade levels do their part to build community, both within our School and in the wider world.
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From the food we eat each day to the design of our buildings, we instill in our students an awareness of the earth’s limited resources.
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By studying cultures and languages from around the world, students develop perspective on their own beliefs.
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The belief that there is “that of God in everyone” is at the heart of our commitment to equity and social justice.
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Queries

Students develop questions that guide self-examination.
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How can individuals honor and cherish the Light in others?

-Middle School Students

How can I make the most of my opportunities?

– Middle School Students

How can we balance schoolwork with extracurricular activities?

– Middle School Students

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Community Voices

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.

Alumni

The impact of a Sidwell Friends education extends beyond graduation day.

News

Recent Stories

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Explore Our Classrooms

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