Overview

Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) is located in Maryland, 16 miles north of Washington DC. We have over 600-day students and 40 boarding students living on our campus; Sandy Spring Friends School's unique location allows students to enjoy the benefits of living near a large city while still experiencing the safety of a rural campus. Our international students enjoy mid-week excursions and a robust weekend schedule.

SSFS offers a college-preparatory curriculum, including 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. SSFS. has a competitive athletic program with over 10 Varsity sports options and over 30 teams in total. In the 2022-23 school year, SSFS teams won over 15 championships! Sandy Spring Friends School believes every student should have a creative outlet. Our Arts program features 20 class offerings in the performing, visual, or digital arts.

SSFS is a Quaker school that values each person and seeks to nurture personal and social responsibility. Our graduates have gone on to noable universities such as Cornell, NYU, and UPenn.
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Sandy Spring Friends School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

B+ Boarding
B+ Matriculation
B+ Academics
A Extracurricular activities
A Community
B+ Reviews
B Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $67,650
Day S. Tuition: $40,980
# of Students: 700
Boarding Rate: 8%
Teacher:Student: 1:8%
International Student: 4%
AP Courses: 15
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 81%
SAT: 1290/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#9 Northwestern University 1
#14 Washington University in St. Louis 1
#17 Cornell University 1
#19 University of Notre Dame 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#21 Emory University 1
#23 University of Michigan 1
#25 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#25 University of Virginia 1
LAC #5 Wellesley College 1
#27 University of Southern California 1
#28 New York University 1
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
#28 Wake Forest University 1
#34 University of Rochester 1
#36 Boston College 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#38 University of Texas at Austin 1
#40 College of William and Mary 1
#42 Boston University 1
#42 Brandeis University 1
#42 Case Western Reserve University 1
#42 Tulane University 1
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
LAC #9 Carleton College 1
LAC #9 Middlebury College 1
#47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
#49 Lehigh University 1
#49 Northeastern University 1
#49 Villanova University 1
#55 Santa Clara University 1
#55 University of Miami 1
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#57 University of Pittsburgh 1
#59 Syracuse University 1
#59 University of Maryland: College Park 1
#62 Rutgers University 1
#63 George Washington University 1
#63 University of Connecticut 1
#63 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
LAC #13 Hamilton College 1
#68 Fordham University 1
#68 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#75 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
#79 American University 1
LAC #16 Haverford College 1
#83 Elon University 1
#83 Howard University 1
LAC #17 Colgate University 1
LAC #17 Smith College 1
#93 University of Delaware 1
#93 University of Denver 1
#93 University of San Diego 1
#99 University of Oregon 1
#103 Drexel University 1
#103 Loyola University Chicago 1
#103 Temple University 1
#103 University of San Francisco 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
LAC #22 Vassar College 1
#117 Rochester Institute of Technology 1
#117 University of Vermont 1
#122 Chapman University 1
#122 Illinois Institute of Technology 1
#127 Clarkson University 1
LAC #27 Macalester College 1
#136 University of New Hampshire 1
LAC #30 Bryn Mawr College 1
LAC #30 Kenyon College 1
LAC #30 Mount Holyoke College 1
LAC #30 Scripps College 1
SUNY University at Albany 1
LAC #38 Lafayette College 1
LAC #38 Skidmore College 1
LAC #42 Denison University 1
LAC #50 Dickinson College 1
Allegheny College 1
Carleton University 1
Coastal Carolina University 1
College of Charleston 1
College of Wooster 1
Concordia University 1
Eastern Mennonite University 1
Eckerd College 1
Elmhurst College 1
Emerson College 1
Fashion Institute of Technology 1
George Mason University 1
Georgia State University 1
Germanna Community College 1
Gettysburg College 1
Goucher College 1
Hampton University 1
Hofstra University 1
Howard Community College 1
Ithaca College 1
Lancaster University 1
Louisiana State University at Eunice 1
Loyola University Maryland 1
McDaniel College 1
Milwaukee School of Engineering 1
Montgomery College Rockville 1
Morehouse College 1
Morgan State University 1
Muhlenberg College 1
Nova Southeastern University 1
Pace University 1
Reed College 1
Roanoke College 1
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 1
Saint Joseph's University 1
Salisbury University 1
Salt Lake Community College 1
Sarah Lawrence College 1
Savannah College of Art and Design 1
Spelman College 1
St. Mary's College of Maryland 1
Stevenson University 1
Suffolk University 1
Texas Tech University 1
The New School College of Performing Arts 1
Towson University 1
University of Hartford 1
University of Mary Washington 1
University of Maryland: Baltimore County 1
University of New Brunswick 1
University of New Haven 1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts 1
University of Waterloo 1
Ursinus College 1
Warren Wilson College 1
Waynesburg University 1
Wheaton College 1
Whittier College 1
Widener University 1
York College of Pennsylvania 1
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AP Courses

(Total 15)
Calculus AB
Environmental Science
Music Theory
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language and Culture
United States History
Calculus AB
Environmental Science
Music Theory
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language and Culture
United States History
Calculus BC
European History
World History
Comparative Government and Politics
Physics C: Mechanics
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Sports

(Total 13)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track and Field
Volleyball
Climbing
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track and Field
Volleyball
Climbing
Farming
Fitness
Swimming
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 25)
A Capella Club
Align
Art Activism
Art Club
Asian Culture Club
ASL Club
Astronomy Club
Board Game Club
Bookclub
Business Club
A Capella Club
Align
Art Activism
Art Club
Asian Culture Club
ASL Club
Astronomy Club
Board Game Club
Bookclub
Business Club
Chess Club
Chinese Culture Group
Difference Makers
Dungeons and Dragons Club
Engineering Club
Entomology Club
Equestrian Club
Heart and Paw
Jedi High Council Math Club
Men’s Volleyball
Music Production Club
Quiz Bowl
SSFS4Change
Students Demand Action Video Game Club
Writer's Workshop
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Arts

(Total 20)
Dance
Music
Music Production
Play Production
Production
Ceramics
Digital Media
Digital Photography
Studio Art
Weaving
Dance
Music
Music Production
Play Production
Production
Ceramics
Digital Media
Digital Photography
Studio Art
Weaving
Woodworking
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1961
Campus Size: 140 acres
Boarding Rate: 8%
Religious Affiliation: Quaker

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview: Required Vericant
Other Accepted Scores: SSAT,TOEFL,TOEFL Junior
School Code:
TOEFL: 7529
SSAT: 7090
ISEE: 210937

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Brief Reviews

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4.1/ 5

Detailed Reviews

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0.0 / 5 Academics
0.0 / 5 Campus
0.0 / 5 Student Life
0.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
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Frequently Ask Questions about Sandy Spring Friends School

Tell me a bit about Sandy Spring Friends School.
Sandy Spring Friends School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Maryland, US. It was founded 1961 , and currently has about 700 students, 4.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.ssfs.org.
Does Sandy Spring Friends School have rigorous academic requirements?
Sandy Spring Friends School is offering 15 AP courses.

Sandy Spring Friends School also have 81% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Sandy Spring Friends School students typically go for their colleges?
In 2020-2023, some students attended Princeton University, Williams College, Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University.
What is the application requirement for Sandy Spring Friends School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Sandy Spring Friends School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Sandy Spring Friends School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Sandy Spring Friends School in 2024 is $0 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@ssfs.org .
Where is Sandy Spring Friends School located?
Sandy Spring Friends School is located in the State of Maryland of USA. The closest major city is Washington, which is about 15 miles away from school. Most families can choose Washington Dulles International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Sandy Spring Friends School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Sandy Spring Friends School is among the most popular schools, within top 126 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Sandy Spring Friends School has been favorited by 209 users.
How to start with an application with Sandy Spring Friends School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Sandy Spring Friends School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Sandy Spring Friends School’s official site: http://www.ssfs.org or call them at 301-774-7455.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Sandy Spring Friends School?
Yes, here are few: Georgetown Preparatory School, Whittle School and Studios and St. Albans School.

The closest major city is Washington. You can find out more schools near Washington here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Sandy Spring Friends School?
The overall rating for Sandy Spring Friends School is B+.

The section ratings of Sandy Spring Friends School are:
B+ for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
A for Community
B+ for Students and Parents reviews
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