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The Commons

Dine, Engage, Learn & Connect

In partnership with SAGE Dining Services, The Bush School offers nutritious, quality, and affordable meals that reflect the school’s diversity of culture, style and tastes. The Commons is a healthy community hub: a welcoming environment where all can dine, engage, learn, and connect with one another.


The Bush School is pleased to be partnering with SAGE Dining Services to support food service in the Commons. SAGE focuses on safety, quality service, community, nutrition, education, sustainability, and delicious food made from scratch using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. We are so thrilled to be partnering with the entire SAGE team to provide healthy, nutritious, and delicious food at Bush. 
Click on the following link to view the Bush Commons Menu from SAGE Dining Services.
Touch of SAGE Mobile App
The Touch of SAGE mobile app interfaces with menus, ingredient lists, and a comprehensive allergen filter. Click on the links to watch a short video about the mobile app and to download the Touch of SAGE mobile app for iPhone and/or Android.
The Touch of SAGE mobile app allows you to:
  • Rate and provide instant feedback on items in the Commons which SAGE uses to create our menu
  • View up-to-date school menus and detailed nutritional information for every menu item
  • "Favorite" and "Recommend" menu items 
  • Receive notifications when your favorite menu item is being served 
  • Create a custom allergen profile 

The Commons Schedule: Breakfast, Snacks, and Lunch

The Commons will continue to operate on the same schedule. The Commons seating area will open at 7:00 a.m. on school days. Breakfast will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. The Commons will also have snacks avaialble, and lunch will be served to each division at the designated lunch times. The Bush School offers two lunch options: students may bring their own lunch and snacks, or they may buy lunch in the Commons on a cash or charge basis. For our youngest students, SAGE will follow the guidelines laid out in the  Lower School Handbook for the Lower School lunch program.
Hours and Lunchtimes
The Commons continues to have the same hours of operation, and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Open: 7:30-10:30 a.m. (breakfast/break)
Closed: 10:30-11:00 a.m. (Commons Staff lunch)
Open: 11:00-1:30 p.m. (lunch)
Closed for the day: 2:00 p.m.
Middle School break: 9:55 to 10:25 a.m.
Upper School break: 10:05 to 10:20 a.m.
Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade lunch: 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Middle School lunch: 11:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Upper School lunch: 12:40 to 1:45 p.m.
Local Sourcing and Sustainability
SAGE creates balanced menus, customized for our community, emphasizing freshness, variety and flavor. The SAGE team cooks from scratch, and prepares vegetables, whole grains and salads that children and young adults want to eat. SAGE is partnering with the school to use compostable products, and supports family-operated local and regional farms and vendors.
SAGE takes great care to ensure that all SAGE team members are extensively trained in food allergy awareness, that the menus provide enough variety so there is something for everyone, and that community members are well-informed through complete ingredient lists and serving line signs. SAGE does not use peanuts, tree nuts, or nut oils in any of their food preparation. SAGE’s comprehensive allergen filter, which can be accessed through the online menu and the free Touch of SAGE mobile app, makes planning meals easy.
The Bush School will continue to offer a nut-free table since students at Bush are able to bring lunch from home which may contain nut products.
SAGE will be the primary catering source for school events. For catering requests, please complete a Catering Request Form. If you have additional questions regarding catering, you can also contact Food Service Director Helen Jones at diningservices@bush.edu.