Sidwell Friends

3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington,MD 20016
(202) 537-8111

Lower School location: 5100 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD
Lower School Program:

  • Full-day with option for early drop off, afternoon enrichment, late pickup
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Religious affiliation: Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Language offerings: Spanish – 3x/week, Chinese – 1 time/week

Founded in 1883, Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C. (Grades 5-12), and Bethesda, Maryland (Grades PK-4). Sidwell offers a challenging academic experience in a warm, supportive environment. We seek students who demonstrate the potential to meet high academic and personal standards and contribute to the vitality of the School.

Sidwell Friends School is grounded in the Quaker belief that there is “that of God in everyone.” Individually and collectively, we challenge ourselves to pursue excellence in academic, athletic, and artistic realms. We are committed to the joys of exploration and discovery. Differences among us enhance intellectual inquiry, expand understanding, and deepen empathy. The Quaker pillars of the school inspire active engagement in environmental stewardship, global citizenship, and service. We find strength in reflection and shared silence. At the heart of each endeavor, we strive to discern deeper truths about ourselves and our common humanity, preparing students and adults “to let their lives speak.”

 Class offerings (lower school):

Full day/5 day program.  M, W, Th, F – 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Tuesdays – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
After care until 6:00 pm

Openings for 2017-18: No

Minimum enrollment age: Age 4 by September 1. Entry grades: PK, K, 3rd, 4th

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