The Bush School

3400 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112

To fill a local need, Helen Taylor Bush founded this well-organized school and established a tradition of experiential education. Lower, middle and upper divisions of the school share the resources of a single campus in the Madison Park neighborhood of the city. Utilizing the city and outlying wilderness areas, interdisciplinary programs and field trips supplement academic work. While Bush does not offer honors or Advanced Placement courses, pupils may prepare for AP exams. Instruction in science, math and art makes significant use of technology. Community service is part of the curriculum at all grade levels, and students must complete two service projects prior to graduation. The school's Action Module Program enables boys and girls to select from various offerings outside of the standard curriculum every Thursday during the fall and winter trimesters, and for a full week each spring. AMP provides real-world experience while allowing students to assist with course design and assume leadership roles. Trimester-long international study programs provide opportunities abroad for community service, independent research and home stays. Also part of the curriculum are senior projects, which last for three weeks and require pupils to propose and design projects that tie into at least one of three educational foundations at Bush.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades K-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address3400 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Year Established1924
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorFrank E. Magusin
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment575
Day Students575
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