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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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 661 students
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1924
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
661 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Bush School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Tuition Notes
Tuition 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 Director
Polly Oppmann Fredlund

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 661 students
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $18,913 for elementary schools and $22,399 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).

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