Experience Education

Middle School

An AwakeningTo What Is Possible

Each student is provided a wide variety of opportunities in experiential learning that balances the pursuit of individual interests with risk-taking in new arenas. Learning extends beyond the classroom walls to encompass the collective goals of exploration, interaction, investigation, and service to the larger community.

Take Risks, Discover Strengths

Social, emotional, and academic growth is fostered through a curriculum that encourages skill-building. Through literacy, math, social studies, science, language, the arts, technology, and physical education, we teach critical and creative thinking, ethical judgment and action, intercultural fluency, and local and global citizenship.

Experiential Learning

Bush Middle School students explore their passions with signature experiential programs including E-lectives, E-week, and Middle School Wilderness Programs. These programs allow students to develop a desire to explore and experience the world in both natural and urban settings, a growing sense of identity and confidence based on acquired skills and knowledge, and an active interest in and concern for other people.


We believe that students thrive when they feel connected, engaged, and fully known. Through the Bush Middle School Advisory Program, we create a space where students can show up as their authentic selves and feel supported by their peers and a trusted adult. Each advisory matches seven-to-nine students in the same grade level with one-to-two faculty advisors. The advisory group becomes a tight-knit community of support for students, with the advisor becoming their first point of contact for both academic as well as social and emotional support. Students start every day with their advisory during check-in, and have a longer forty-five minute advisory block every Monday. During advisory, students might work on building strong academic habits, engage in community building activities, or reflect on what feels important in their lives and communities both at Bush and beyond.


Middle School At a Glance

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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