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Plans

In November 2020, The Bush School moved forward with the construction of a New Upper School Building and advanced 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.

Building Highlights:

20,000 square feet of new learning space

10 new classrooms

50% increase in average classroom size

Student Life Center

New Gathering Space for 400 Upper School students and faculty

New Bush Academic Networking Center

Daylight access to all teaching spaces

Construction Kick-Celebration

Construction preparation activities at the site of the New Upper School Building have begun! Watch the video from our construction kickoff celebration on 11/23/20. Monthly updates will be sent to

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First Construction Information Session

The Bush School hosted its first Construction Update Information Sessions on Monday, October 19 for neighbors (12:00 p.m.) and faculty and staff (4:00 p.m.) and Bush families (5:30pm). Head of

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Education Master Plan (EMP) and the future of experiential education at The Bush School

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

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Experience Magazine 2019

Featuring Head of School Percy L. Abram’s first five years at Bush, Peacekeeping Circles, K-12 House Launch, Aligning Schedules to Philosophy, and Learning the Stories of Place.

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