Bush’s Upper School helps students pursue their passions within a rich, varied, and demanding academic program that supports Bush's educational foundations: critical, creative, and independent thinking; ethical judgement and action; intercultural fluency; and local and global citizenship.
The Upper School faculty and staff take the responsibility of nurturing the humanistic growth of all students, who ultimately discover a sense of purpose that serves as a foundation for their lives after high school. Bush graduates are highly valued for their academic accomplishments as well as their compassion for others, and are well prepared for the intellectual demands and personal freedoms they will encounter in college and throughout life.
While completing more than 72 classes over four years, students engage in collaborative work, independent research, leadership opportunities, and signature experiential offerings. The Upper School community promotes purposeful faculty-student partnerships that enrich curriculum and daily experiences.
Bush students are called upon to learn as much as possible about themselves in relation to others. Students are expected to mature into individuals who recognize injustices in local and global communities and who utilize their skills to create solutions.
Advisory groups, composed of students from all four grade levels, meet weekly to delve into identity development, intercultural fluency, healthy choices, adolescent development, and emotional management under the guidance of a faculty advisor.