Sidwell Summer registration opens on December 1st. Families must register online through our website. To begin registration, please click the “Register Now” link at the top right of any page on the website. Please be sure to use an email address that you check regularly as our summer correspondence is sent through email. If you are registering for the first time, upon check out you will be prompted to create an account with your email address and password. Returning families please read below. A follow-up confirmation email is sent to all families once registration is complete. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call Sidwell Summer to confirm registration. Registration for all programs is done on a first registered basis.

Returning families may apply for programs by clicking the “Register Now” link at the top of any page on the website. Then complete the fields for Returning Users with the email address and password previously provided. Please call (202-537-8133) or email us ( if you have forgotten your email address and/or password. Please be sure to update your child’s grade, school, and any relevant contact information.

Once you have an account with Sidwell Summer, click the “Manage My Account” link at the top of any page of the website to view your schedule, make changes, and make payments.

Each program session requires a non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. Balances for all programs are due by May 1. All deposits are non-refundable and payments are non-refundable after May 1st.

Summer Studies questions should be directed to the Director of Summer Studies, Tom Donley, at or 202-537-8173.

Please note the Summer Studies Application must be completed for Summer Studies credit courses (online registration is not available) in order to ensure that proper approval is received in advance. Please click here for the Summer Studies Application.

Students wishing to receive credit for a Summer Studies course must receive prior approval from the school in which they are enrolled. The appropriate school official’s signature is required on the application form. For Sidwell Friends students, this is mandatory prior to submitting an application. For students from other schools, it is highly recommended that approval is received prior to submitting an application to ensure that credit for the course will be received. In some cases, Sidwell Friends students may be given enrollment priority.

A six-week credit course meets three and a half hours daily and is the equivalent of a full year course, worth one credit. Classes do not meet on the Fourth of July Federal holiday. Any anticipated absence longer than two days must be cleared with the Director of Summer Studies prior to the start of classes. A student who misses more than two instructional days of school may not receive credit for the course. If a student is unexpectedly absent, please call (202) 537-8160 by 8:30 am on the morning of the absence.

The School reserves the right to cancel any course or to make modifications to any course as required. Students affected will be notified immediately. Please see Sidwell Summer Policies section of our website for more detail regarding this policy.

Note for Sidwell Friends School Students: SFS students applying for credit courses must submit applications to the Sidwell Summer Office after receiving the appropriate signatures. Enrollment priority will go first to students who have extenuating circumstances. The remainder of the places on the course roster will be filled based on the order in which applications are received. If enrollment in a given course reaches capacity, Sidwell Summer will maintain a waiting list for the course.

Please use the on-line registration system for Summer Studies Enrichment Courses by clicking the “Register Now” link at the top of any page on the website.

Summer Studies questions should be directed to the Director of Summer Studies, Tom Donley, at or 202-537-8173.

Camp ’til Six and Early Risers are available for weekly session registration on both the DC and Bethesda Campuses. Early Risers and Camp ‘til Six weekly registration should be done in conjunction with camp program registration. Both are listed as options under each camp session.

Weekly registration must be completed no later than noon on Friday, the week prior to camp. Registration based on availability.

Registration is on a first come, first registered basis for all programs, classes, and program workshops. Many programs fill early and, therefore, early registration is encouraged to ensure space in desired session.  If the program is not already full, the deadline for registering for Sidwell Summer programs is as follows:

For Explorer Programs, the deadline for registration as well as workshop changes is Thursday at noon before a session begins on Monday.

For all other programs, the deadline for registration (including extended day programs) is the Friday at 12:00PM before a session begins on Monday if the program is not already full.

Registrations are not accepted after this deadline.

Once a session is filled, a waitlist for that session is begun through the on-line registration system. Click the “Register Now” link at the top of any page on the website and follow the prompts leading to the desired session. Select the waitlist selection for that session and complete all requested information. No deposit or payment is required until a space is offered to a camper or student.

Should a space become available, Sidwell Summer will directly contact families on the waitlist to fill the space in the order in which registrants are listed on the waitlist. A family typically has 24 hours to accept the available space.

Adding Programs and Making Payments

Adding programs and making a payment for existing programs is easy! Click on the “Manage My Account” link at the top of the website to add programs or to make additional payments.

Changes to Existing Schedule

All requests for changes to an existing camper schedule should be made in writing by sending an email to All changes are based on availability and may incur an Administrative Fee in addition to any tuition difference. Please see Application Change Fees policy below.  After May 1, session changes may still be permitted; however, refunds are not given if switching into a program with lower tuition fees. Changes cannot be made be after the registration deadline for programs.

If you would like to withdraw your child from a program from which he/she is already registered, any request should be made in writing by sending an email to The Refund Policy applies to program withdrawals.

Sidwell Summer Refund Policy: All deposits are non-refundable. After May 1, payments are non-refundable.

There are no fees to add programs. After May 1st, any changes to an existing registration will result in a $25 administrative fee. This includes switching sessions of the same program as well as switching to a different program for a week for which you have already registered. All balances are due May 1st. After May 1, in addition to the $25 administrative fee, any program balance must be paid in full at the time the change is made. After May 1, tuition payments are non-refundable even if a camper switches to a program with a lower fee and the $25 administrative will also apply. All deposits are non-refundable. Full payment is due May 1 and no refunds are available after that date.