Sandy Spring Friends School

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16923 Norwood Rd

Sandy Spring, MD 20860

(301) 774-7455

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Grades: PK - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 541

Students Per Teacher: 7

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13 Parent Reviews for Sandy Spring Friends School

Don't go here! Complete waste of time. True story: I've been here for 4 years now. They are not who they say they are. "Everyone is friend with each other, everyone can fit in.." They are all lies. Less than ten percent of the population are Quakers, nobody act like Quakers. School is not diversed, nor ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/23/15

We have had four children at SSFS in each of the three divisions for the past 5 years. I am a teacher at another area school, and I researched SSFS very thoroughly before sending my kids there. In the past five years, I have watched each if my children grow exponentially as kind and thoughtful friends, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/18/14

Teachers have been there for years and are not current in professional development. The school has a tendency to hire alumni or family of alumni, who teach the way they were taught . Rather than according to standards and practice. There is little oversight and/or guidance for the faculty because there ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/09/13

Two of our children attended the Lower School at SSFS. We had an inconsistent experience at the school. The pros: the art and music programs, the beautiful campus, the interaction between the divisions (Lower School, Middle School, Upper School), the focus on service to community and the environment ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/13

Sandy Spring Friends Middle School. There are many things to love about SSFS, but the middle school has some challenges. The academic quality ranges from outstanding to poor so it can be hit or miss. After years of complaints, nothing has been done about it; the same teachers are kept for whatever ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/13

What a Wonderful place for young minds to develop and thrive. My son loves to go to school! All children should be able to experience this.

Posted by a parent on 03/03/13

How exciting to have two new Heads in the Lower and Upper School at Sandy Spring Friends School. Their energy and enthusiasm for their new roles is evident every day!.

Posted by a parent on 12/05/11

My years at Sandy Spring were a gift that continues to enrich my life. My teachers cared deeply about my success and were also deeply committed to creating a vibrant, nurturing school community. As at any school, there are challenges, but these are offset by the wealth of strong, creative, committed, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/29/11

There are many things about Sandy Spring that I love. But there are just as many that I don't. While there are some fabulous teachers in the upper school, there are several that only teach to one style of learning. While the Head o School for the last 12 years WAS fantastic, he retired at the end of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/18/10

My son just completed 7th grade at Sandy Spring. We have had a rough ride as far as schools go and have dealt with several schools with financial problems, so he needed a stable, happy place to grow. They blew me away. Teaching is a MISSION at Sandy Spring. Teachers publish home numbers for help at ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/25/10

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Sandy Spring schools — Sandy Spring Friends School is located at 16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring MD 20860. 16923 Norwood Rd is in the 20860 ZIP code in Sandy Spring, MD Sandy Spring Friends School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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