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Open Houses

Our Open House programs are designed for parents/guardians and students and are open to all prospective applicants; families applying for the coming school year as well as those considering applying to The Bush School in future years are encouraged to attend.

2018 Open House Dates

Middle School Open House
(Grades 6-8)
Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Upper School Open House
(Grades 9-12)
Wednesday, November 7 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Lower School Open House
(Kindergarten - Fifth Grade)
Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

Parent Tours

Group tours of The Bush School campus are available October through January and are designed for parents and guardians of prospective students. Campus tours offer you the opportunity to explore our academic, arts, and athletics facilities, see faculty and students in action, talk with school administrators, and have your questions answered in a smaller, more personal setting.

Tours are an optional part of the application process; if you would like to reserve space on a parent tour, please do so through Ravenna. Registration opens in early September, 2018. Please note: due to limited space, parent tours are reserved for families applying for the coming school year. Future inquiries are encouraged to attend one of our Open House programs.

Student Visits

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  • Kindergarten

    A student visit and on-site readiness assessment are required for all Kindergarten applicants. During the visit, students will participate in circle time, choice activities, and a one-on-one readiness assessment. Registration for the student visit day is available on Ravenna once you have submitted the Preliminary Application.
  • Grades 1–5

    Applicants to grades 1–5 are able to visit campus during the Lower School Open House on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Due to a limited number of spaces, The Bush School does not offer school day visits for applicants to grades 1–5 during the application period. Student visits for applicants admitted to grades 1–5 will take place between the admissions decision release date and the reply deadline.
  • Middle School

    Sixth Grade Applicants
    All applicants to Sixth Grade are required to participate in a student visit. Visits take place in December and January, and include a classroom visit, a tour of E-Lective classes, and a group activity with other prospective students. Registration for middle school student visits is available on Ravenna once you have submitted the Preliminary Application.

    Seventh and Eighth Grade Applicants
    Due to limited space, The Bush School does not offer classroom visits for applicants to Grades 7 and 8 during the application period. All applicants are encouraged to visit campus during the Middle School Open House on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Classroom visits for applicants admitted to Grades 7 and 8 will take place between the admissions decision release date and the reply deadline.
  • Upper School

    Upper School student visits are a requirement of the application process to grades 9–12. During the student visit, applicants participate in a group interview and attend classes with an Upper School student ambassador. Applicants must first submit the Preliminary Application via Ravenna in order to schedule their student visit.

School Fairs

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  • Independent School Fair for People of Color

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Rainier Community Center
  • Eastside Independent School Fair

    Sunday, October 14, 2018
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Chinook Middle School
  • Seattle Independent School Fair

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Northgate Community Center
  • Independent School Spring Fair*

    Sunday, May 28, 2019
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Garfield Community Center

    *For families looking ahead to apply for the 2020-2021 school year.