Great progress is being made at the site of the New Upper School Building – watch the video below to see exciting visuals.

The end of March marked another major milestone for the New Upper School Building project – the basement level slab-on-grade was poured.  Concrete columns were formed and poured, along with the elevator shaft.  A significant amount of work was done to coordinate and install all of the under-slab utilities such as plumbing and electrical.

April will focus on installing and pouring the level 1 post-tension concrete deck.  The second half of April will mark the start of structural wood framing!

We remain grateful to everyone who has donated their treasure, time and talent to advance this exciting vision for Bush.

As with all previous campus improvement efforts, this project has moved forward because the families listed below contributed gifts that will be combined with financing.

Jeffrey Adjei and Tamara Gyapong
John Alberg ’90 and Alicia Alberg
Emily ’94 and Aaron Alhadeff
Loren and Joelle Alhadeff
Chap and Eve Alvord
Elias ’93 and Karyl Alvord
Roxana Arama and Tracy Sharpe
Julia and Kevin Baker
Atul and Bindu Bali
Steve ’94 and Maryjane Banks
James and Emily Barrett
Ty Bennion and Andrea Bonaccorsi
Alison and Zane ’00 Behnke
Anna and Jesse Belknap
Robin Bentley
Tim and Wendy Besse
Barney Harford and Beth Birnbaum
Dr. Craige Blackmore
Jabe Blumenthal and Julie Edsforth
Christina Brinker
Jeremy and Julie Bryan
Jacqueline Bryan
Cassie and Jim Carroll
Lisa Carroll and Arnaud Gautier
Siobhan and Darrell Cavens
Angela and Christian Chabot
Deb and Chris ’93 Chickadel
Diane and Carmine Chickadel
Sergio Chin-Ley and Anna Reche
Beth Clark
Karen Conover and Martyn Thrussell
Tori and Jamal Crawford
Reed and Kelly Cundiff
Jennifer ’87 and Adam ’86 Czeisler
Victoria D’Amelio
Greg and Bev DiMartino
Jerry Dunietz and Laurie Minsk
Takayo and Dan Ederer
Gretchen Boehm and Jason Eglit ’90
Juliet English ’86 and Bradley Delahunty
Eric and Kelly Fahlman
Kristen Feeney
Amy and Ray Fernandes
Maggie and Derel ’87 Finch
Barbra Richardson and Anthony Fisher
Irene and Albert Fisher
Julie and Jeremy Freise
Rupa and Rudy Gadre
Mike Galgon
Alden Garrett ’73 and Charles Eriksen
Josh and CC Gleser
Arpana and Anu Goel
Patricia and Kenneth Gow
Becky and Chris Guzak
Salone Habibuddin
Allison and Steve Harr
Geoff Harris and Erin Cullen Harris
Grace Hayek
Patricia Hearn
The Hefta-Gaub Family
Julie Vorhes and Karl Hufnagel
Jamila Humphrie
Sharon Hurt
Kim Rush* and David Jeschke
Mimi John
Linda and Theodore Johnson
Sena Johnson and Kushal Saha
Molly and Brandon Judge
Julie and Michael Kleiner
Margaret J. Lane and Steven P. Caplow
Marcie Lombardi and Peter Hapke
Nina A. Maisterra and Percy L. Abram
Dr. Sally Maxwell and John Connolly
Karen McCabe
Ashley O’Connor McCready and Mike McCready
Christopher McKey and Andrea Lang
Erin and James Miller
Cecily and Dustin Metzger
The Moon and Barbo Families
Heidi and Michael Narayan
Katherine and Thomas Neckel
William Neukom
Jillian Nicks
Annelliott Willis and James Nida
Brenda and Ken Ng
Hossein Nowbar and Lori Nomura
Samantha and Paul Nyhan
Kathy and Blaine O’Kelley
Julie and Mark Okerstrom
Amy and Daniel Pak
The Parrish Family
Mary-Beth and Brian Percival
Steve and Sandy Perlbinder
Rebecca Pleasure
Kate and Josh Pollock
Paul and Julie Pottinger
Abigail Pratt
Kathy and Kulpreet Rana
Karen Ressmeyer
Hilary and Aaron Richmond
Stephanie Riker
Alexander Rosen ’86 and Laurie Bernbaum Rosen
The Rosen Family
Amy and Laurent Rotival
Allison and Christopher Ruettgers
William* and Patricia Rush
Ian and Kirsten Sands
Christine and Eric Schoening
Ryan ’92 and Christine Schofield
The Shahine Family
Anne and Frederick Sherley
Libby Singer
Douglas Smith and Stephanie Ellis-Smith
Karen Marcotte Solimano Honorary ’20 and James Solimano
The Sorensen-Jones Family
The Stansbury/Gillespie Family
Monica and Dave Stephenson
Garth and Drella Stein
Rachel Thornton and Jim Armstrong
Martyn Thrussell and Karen Conover
Rob and Gillian Toledo
Warren and Elta Ratliff
Aimee Truchard and Jesse Rothstein
Anastasia and Nicholas Vasilius
Katharine “Trina” Wellman
Milagros and Philip Welt
The Westhagen and Skinner Families
Keisha and Ray Wilson
Jessica and Jared Wray
Anonymous (8)

* = deceased

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September 2021 Exxel Pacific Update

A lot of progress was made in the month of August at the Upper School as the New Building took big steps towards getting sealed-up. Installation began on windows, roofing

August 2021 Exxel Pacific Update

Lots of activity happened at the Upper School this summer. All of the major structural wood framing wrapped up at the end of the month. Utility work in the roundabout


June was a busy month at the Bush Upper School project site. The generator between Wissner and Gracemont was pulled while extensive site utility work took place and is on-going.

A guest blog from Izzy G., Upper School student at The Bush School

As a student at The Bush School, I have been taught the importance of contributing to our communities and making a difference in the world. For me, those principles manifest