Sandy Spring Friends School

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16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
admissions@ssfs.org | SSFS.org | 301-774-7455

This school is attending our 2019 preschool fair. Meet a school representative on Nov. 8. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based learning through Quaker education
  • Religious affiliation: Quaker
  • Language offerings: Weekly Spanish

Profile: Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) is a preschool–12th grade progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school. At SSFS, our students are engaged in the learning process; enjoy the integration of academics, arts, and athletics; and seek to become constructive, caring, and effective citizens of the world.

At SSFS Lower School (preschool–5th grade), we believe students learn best when creative thinking, active listening, and positive interactions are reinforced in the classroom. Through close collaboration between teachers and peers, students develop a deep love of learning. Our students learn to shape questions about concepts and ideas, to reflect upon their learning, and to put their learning into action—developing initiative and self-advocacy skills in the process.

Class offerings:

  • M/T/Th/F, 8:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
  • W, 8:00 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Before care (optional): Starting at 7:30 a.m.
  • Aftercare (optional): Until 6:30 p.m.; includes full-day care on inclement weather closing days if Montgomery County administrative offices are open

Note: Information for the 2020–2021 school year was not yet finalized as of Sept. 12, 2019. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.

Enrichment offerings: Hands-on farming, with curriculum connected to Next Generation Science Standards; music and art classes; Spanish classes; and physical education

Openings for 2019–2020: Please inquire

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be 3 years old by Sept. 1

Due date for enrollment applications: Jan. 15, with late enrollment option

Last updated: Sept. 12, 2019

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