Given the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on student learning and educational experiences, The Bush School is implementing changes to the admissions process for the 2020-2021 school year. The school remains committed to supporting all families through the application process, with a focus on equity and access. As part of this commitment, and acknowledging the challenges with access to testing due to the pandemic, The Bush School will not require standardized testing for the 2020-2021 admissions season for applicants to Sixth through Twelfth Grade.
The Bush School application process is guided by a mission-aligned admissions process that takes into consideration a broad range of factors--experiences, attributes, and academic and community engagement--when reviewing applications. We will continue to apply a student-focused, holistic approach to the review of applications, with the school’s admissions committee looking at academic transcripts, teacher evaluations and narratives, student essays, extracurricular interests, and community engagement. Please note, members of the admissions committee will not have access to any ISEE or SSAT results, even from applicants who choose to take a test and submit their scores.
Additionally, in prioritizing the safety of all community members and applicants, the Office of Admissions will not be hosting any in-person events for the upcoming admissions season. We are excited to share with you the multitude of opportunities to virtually get to know our community and campus when applications for the 2021-2022 school year go live mid-September.
Should any questions arise through the upcoming admissions season, Please do not hesitate to reach out to any members of the Admissions Office. We look forward to supporting your family through the upcoming admissions season.