About Bush

Head of School

Welcome from Head of SchoolPercy L. Abram, Ph.D.

Welcome to The Bush School! It is a pleasure to introduce you to the dynamic, inclusive, and joyful learning community of The Bush School. I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the school and our mission: to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

The Bush School provides a progressive, inquiry-based, student-centered program focused on participatory learning. This engaging learning environment is designed to produce caring and informed students, artists, athletes, thinkers, and citizens who aspire to live rewarding and purposeful lives. Bush students engage with our challenging and robust academic programs, guided by expert teachers who care about their intellectual engagement as well as their development into creative, compassionate, and ethical community members. 

Students are asked to confront and solve complex problems in the classroom and on our two campuses in Seattle and the Methow Valley, the greater Northwest, and the world. As a result of these experiences, they learn how to make an impact on their community that is meaningful and enduring. I am hopeful that you will visit us to see how our mission is brought to life daily by students and teachers. It is the best way for you to experience Bush.
Percy L. Abram, Ph.D.
Head of School

Head of School Book Club

Head of School Percy L. Abram hosts a book club each year featuring one or two books of note. Community members are encouraged to read these topical books about education, culture, and parenting, and then gather with Dr. Abram to discuss the books. Since 2014, there have been thirteen Head of School Book Club books including Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs, Overloaded and Underprepared by Denise Clark-Pope, The End of Average by Tom Rose, Loving Learning by Tom Little & Katherine Ellison, Path to Purpose by William Damon, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Become America by Eric Liu, Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, and Dear White Woman, Please Come Home by Kimberlee Yolanda Williams. Listed below is a selection of some of the Head of School Book Club selections:

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  • Caste

    By Isabel Wilekrson
    Caste invites us to discover the inner workings of an American hierarchy that goes far beyond the confines of race, class, or gender.
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  • How to Raise an Adult

    By Lythcott-Haims 

    A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood.
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  • The Path to Purpose by William Damon

    By William Damon

    Drawing on the revelatory results of a landmark study, William Damon brilliantly investigates the most pressing issue in the lives of youth today.
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  • End of Average: How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness by Todd Rose

    By Todd Rose

    In The End of Average, Rose, uses the new science of the individual to reveal the remarkable fact that no one is average.
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The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 715 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98112    (206) 322-7978
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admissions, or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment on the basis of age or marital status.
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