From the Head of School

In 2024, The Bush School will celebrate its 100th year in the service of students in Seattle. I am continually inspired by the strong legacy that previous generations of Bush families have bestowed on us; we have inherited a precious heirloom. Now is our time to pass the gift of a Bush education to those that come next.

Nearly three years ago we embarked on the journey that has brought this vision for a New Upper School Building to life.  This addition to Bush’s campus is the first step in our Education Master Plan that will confidently carry our school into its second century. Every step of the way, the project has been informed by the community, guided by strategic initiatives and enhanced with the expertise of many. And, because of our community’s astounding generosity, we have put shovel to earth.

I invite you to learn more about the impact of this project and, if you are inspired, ask that you consider joining fellow Bush supporters with a donation of your own. Your involvement and gift will have a lasting impact on this place we all cherish.

Together we will build a brighter and stronger future for The Bush School.


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The overall cost for the construction for the New Upper School Building is currently estimated at $24.5 million and construction started in November 2020. We have been able to undertake this visionary project on this timeline because of community generosity – to date 130 donors have contributed more than $16.7 million toward this effort.

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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

First Construction Information Session

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