Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Long Term Disability Insurance are
all provided at no cost to the employee.
Each employee is insured with a term life policy with a face value of
two times the employee's gross annual salary effective on the first of the
month following the hire date. After a six month
waiting period, employees become eligible for Long Term Disability
403(b) Retirement and
Tax-Deferred Annuity plans administered through the Teacher's Insurance and
Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund
(TIAA-CREF) are available:
Flexible Spending Accounts
Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to shelter from taxation a
predetermined amount of salary to be used for medical/dental expenses that
cannot be reimbursed by health insurance and for dependent care expenses.
The School offers a commuter benefit to eligible employees in the form of a $35 monthly subsidy towards the purchase of Metrocheks. Additional Metrocheks may be purchased through pre-tax payroll deductions.
Infant Day Care
The School has an Infant Day Care for children of faculty and staff. The Day Care, located at the Lower School campus in Bethesda, Maryland, welcomes infants 8 weeks to 23 months.
Employer Assisted Housing
Sidwell offers eligible employees a $10,000 repayable loan to assist employees in buying their first home in the DC metropolitan area.
Pre-Paid Legal Services
Pre-paid Legal Services provides employees and their families with affordable legal services to protect their legal rights 24 hours a day on and off the job in all fifty states. All benefits are effective immediately at the time of enrollment and pre-existing conditions are covered.
Sports & Health Club
Sidwell Friends employees are offered a special membership rate to all local Sports & Health Club locations. Membership dues are collected through payroll deductions on a semi-monthly basis.
Long Term Care
This voluntary benefit helps employees handle medical and other expenses they may incur when they are unable to care for themselves. While today’s cost for this plan varies depending on individual circumstances, it may, nevertheless, have an important place in financial planning.
Faculty vacation follows the academic schedule. In addition, full-time faculty members are granted two personal days and part-time faculty working at least a .5 contract year will be granted one.
employees receive paid leave for nine holidays, a half day before
Thanksgiving and the day after, five days during winter break, five days
during Spring break, and two personal days.
In addition, vacation leave is accrued effective the date of
employment. Accrual rate
increases after the first and second year of employment.
All leave for part-time employees is prorated.
Updated February 6, 2006