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 was $24.5 million. Construction started in November 2020 and the building opened on May 16, 2022. We have been able to undertake this visionary project on this timeline because of community generosity – 155 donor families and individuals contributed more than $17 million toward this effort.

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$16.5M Goal

$17M Raised

May 16, 2022 New Building Opening

On May 16, 2022, K-12 students migrated up to the Upper Campus to celebrate the opening of the New Upper School Building. Following a blessing of the building from Duwamish

March 2022 Exxel Pacific Update

February was another busy month. While the city-wide concrete strike continued, the team was able to divide-up the remaining concrete work into smaller pours allowing work to continue in these

February 2022 Exxel Pacific Update

The concrete strike continued-on through the month of January, but great progress continued on the project. Inside the building, the Exxel team applied finish paint colors, rolled-out carpet, and installed

January 2022 Exxel Pacific Update

December was a busy month, despite the holidays, snow days, and on-going King County concrete strike. Metal siding and roofing finished up on the outside of the building and install