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Improve Your English Skills: English Immersion in the U.S.

Posted by Sandy Spring Friends School on Feb 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Knowing how to communicate well is one of the key factors in a successful life. Good communication strengthens relationships and career opportunities, and builds confidence. But when it comes to learning a foreign language, it's no easy task.

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Topics: Study Abroad, ESL, Summer Program

What's Best - Public or Private School? 10 Questions for Sound Decision-Making

Posted by Sandy Spring Friends School on Feb 15, 2017 4:15:00 PM

For many families, the decision between enrolling a child in a public school or a private school is one filled with uncertainties. The following questions are frequently asked by parents and students when considering this important milestone.  Read on to find the answers that will help you make the right decision.

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Topics: Academics

Why 5-day Boarding Schools Are a Great Option

Posted by Sandy Spring Friends School on Feb 9, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Sandy Spring Friends School offers a meaningful, fulfilling, and well-rounded experience to its students through programming in academics, athletics and artistic pathways. The elements of mentoring and teaching allow for a strong and fresh way of learning in a residential setting. Learn more about our programs:  http://www.ssfs.org/admission/boarding.

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Topics: Boarding Program

Community Service Builds Bonds

Posted by Sandy Spring Friends School on Feb 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Adding community service to a school curriculum is beneficial to children and our future in many ways. Classroom projects such as planting a garden, adopting a highway, or collecting food for families in need fosters teamwork among students, illustrates the importance of giving back, and helps children explore their local community and find out more about the world around them. Skilled teachers also use community service to explore topics in social studies, economics, civics, English, and more.

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Topics: Volunteer

5-Day Boarding School: A Perfect Balance Between School and Family

Posted by Sandy Spring Friends School on Jan 31, 2017 8:30:00 AM
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Topics: Boarding Program

Looking for a Private School? Top 3 Reasons to Choose a Quaker Education

Posted by Sandy Spring Friends School on Jan 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM

What is a Quaker education?  How is it different?  Why is it so effective?  Whether you are currently within the Quaker community, or simply researching educational options for your child, there is great value in exploring how Quaker education differs from traditional public and private school. The value of Quaker education lies both in its philosophy and its execution.

Here are three of the top reasons why Quaker education is so highly regarded.

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Topics: Quaker Education

Free, Fun, Educational, Family-Friendly Things to Do in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore

Posted by Sandy Spring Friends School on Jan 24, 2017 10:37:25 AM

Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, are two of the most diverse cities in the country. The best part of both cities is that while you explore, you can mix education into the fun. Kids will be so busy having fun that they won't even realize they are getting a great education, too--and you won't break the bank! Check out these family-friendly things to do in D.C. & Baltimore: 

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The Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) blog shares information weekly that inspires personal and academic growth in every aspect of life for parents and students.