This coming year, The Bush School will be moving forward with a major step in the Education Master Plan by breaking ground on a new Upper School building. Learn more here:https://connectingtoplace.org/
While the Bush Class of 2020 Commencement and End-of-Year Events we all anticipated have changed, students’ accomplishments - and our desire to celebrate them - have not. We have created the webpage bush.edu/graduation as a place for students, families, faculty, and staff to come together and celebrate virtually. The Class of 2020 Commencement, Upper School Athletics Banquet, Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony, and Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony can all be viewed here. We look forward to celebrating with you virtually in the week ahead!
Virtual Admissions Decision Week - Lower and Middle School
This week The Bush School hosted the first virtual admissions decision week (March 20-27) for newly admitted Lower and Middle School students and families. Thank you to all the staff, parent volunteers, and students who supported virtual admissions events. We look forward to welcoming all the new students to our school community, including the next Kindergarten class - Bush Class of 2033!
To see more about the virtual admission decision week programming, check out the Welcome New Families webpage or click here to see Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Adam Choice welcome our new Blazers!
Remote Schooling in a Pandemic by Director of Technology Ethan Delavan
"I knew from the outset that this would take more than continuity. It would take ingenuity." The Bush School's Director of Technology Ethan Delavan wrote Remote Schooling in a Pandemic, an insightful article featured in Medium.com about the challenges and triumphs of creating an innovative remote school experience that honors The Bush School's pedagogy, culture, and community. A school based on relationships, The Bush School strives to find ways to create connections virtually during the campus closure. Upper School Mandarin Teacher Tabatha Ma's advisory group stays connected during the first week of remote schooling by having some fun while getting used to their new Zoom life. To read Ethan’s article, click here: https://bit.ly/3aq4SY7
Celebrate Bush Goes Online and Surpasses Fundraising Goal
One week prior to the annual community event Celebrate Bush, volunteers and The Bush Development Department pivoted to turn the in-person event into an online experience. Despite the circumstances, the Bush community committed to supporting financial aid for 154 students and their families. The goal was to raise 10% of the $4 million dollar financial aid budget. To date, donations total $518,000 and counting. This support ensures that experiential education is affordable and accessible to all students.