Dear Bush Community, We are writing to update you on the Education Master Plan (EMP) and the future of experiential education at The Bush School. The EMP was developed in
This coming year, The Bush School will be moving forward with the new Upper School building project and advancing the first step in our Education Master Plan.
This addition to our campus has been designed to support relationships that are at the heart of the Bush experience whether between students and teachers, families, or among students. Loris Malaguzzi, a prominent educational philosopher, identified space as the “Third Teacher” complemented by two more obvious “teachers” (adults and other children). We have envisioned the new Upper School building to function in this same vein. Our new classrooms will be more agile and responsive to spontaneous discussion, small alcoves placed in hallways will create places of pause and much of the building’s exposed structure will reveal how the engineering functions.
As with previous campus improvement projects at Bush, such as the Lower School, Library, and Gym construction efforts, the Upper School project has been made possible through a combination of community philanthropy and financing. Philanthropic commitments to our Connecting to Place Campaign from current and past Bush families have given the Board full confidence to move forward with this exciting long-term vision for our school. We look with anticipation to the moment when we can invite our community to enter the new building and gather in these beautiful spaces.