The Bush School

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  • The Bush School, founded in 1924 by Helen Taylor Bush, is a progressive, independent, non-sectarian day school of approximately 660 students in grades K-12.
  • Our mission is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

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The Bush School places among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1924
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students661 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Bush School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Tuition NotesTuition by grade: **K-5 $27,510 **6-8 $33,670 **9-12 $35,255
% on Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid Grant$22,500
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPolly Oppmann Fredlund

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
GolfNordic Skiing,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Please contact the Admissions and Financial Aid Office at 206-326-7736 or admissions@bush.edu for information about admissions.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Seattle
    Grades: 5-12 | 858 students
    7.9 miles
    14050 1st Avenue NE
    Seattle, WA 98125
    (206)368-3600
    7.9 5-12
    858
  • Seattle
    Grades: 6-12 | 772 students
    1.5 miles
    1201 E Union Street
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206)323-6600
    1.5 6-12
    772
  • Seattle
    Grades: 6-12 | 510 students
    1.8 miles
    1415 Summit Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206)682-7309
    1.8 6-12
    510
  • Seattle
    Grades: 6-12 | 540 students
    4.5 miles
    8000 25th Ave Ne
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206)525-2714
    4.5 6-12
    540
  • Redmond
    Grades: 5-12 | 527 students
    11.4 miles
    20301 NE 108th Street
    Redmond, WA 98053
    (425)868-1000
    11.4 5-12
    527

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $15,927 for elementary schools and $19,372 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).