Celebrating 100 Years

From June 2023 through June 2024 The Bush School will engage in a year-long celebration of its 100-year history.
Focused on commemorating the school’s Centennial in ways that are inclusive of many voices and perspectives, that honor and preserve physical pieces of the school’s history—including documents, memorabilia, and buildings—and that offer meaningful opportunities for togetherness and community building, all members of The Bush School community will be invited to celebrate.

Visit this page often for updates, and for opportunities to contribute your voice and memories to the story of 100 years of The Bush School.

What to Expect

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  • Archives

    We’ll unveil a digital archive database, deliver a glass display with rotating archive pieces, catalog and plaque campus art pieces, and do a community all-call for submissions of memorabilia to The Bush School archives.
  • Events

    From the unveiling of a newly renovated Gracemont Alumni Hall, to a culminating Centennial event, you’ll see new and established events nearly every month.

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  • Philanthropy

    Alums will band together in the ultimate vote of confidence in the mission of The Bush School by participating in a brick campaign, making a gift during the 100 Hours of Giving drive, and by volunteering during a Bush National Day of Service.
  • Storytelling

    A special edition of Experience Magazine, plus an interactive timeline and rich social media content will tell the story of 100 years of The Bush School, through the voices of community members like you.

The Centennial Task Force

Guiding the vision for a Centennial celebration since early 2021 are the members of the Centennial Task Force. This committee of alums meets monthly to advise and plan, always with a commitment to commemorating the school’s 100-year history in ways that are inclusive of many voices and perspectives.
Co-chairs: Emily (Warshal) Alhadeff ’94, Chris Chickadel ’93

Membership: Monica (Garbutt) Anselmetti ’82, Catherine (Pease) Barnhart ’71, Steve Banks ’94, Jackson Lone ’15, Michelle Purnell-Hepburn ’75, Steve Rosen ’84

Interview an alum, share your story, or join a Centennial Task Force Committee

With a plan now firmly in place, the Centennial Task Force is working hard to develop planning committees and to collect the stories of alumni, students, parents and guardians, grandparents, faculty, staff, and Board members. 

They want your support! If you are interested in participating in any capacity, send a message to the Bush Alumni Office at
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