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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 671 students
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
671 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade
The Bush School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
86 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of The Bush School?
The acceptance rate of The Bush School is 25%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. The Bush School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Washington with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Bush School offer?
The Bush School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. The Bush School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Washington for most sports offered.
What is The Bush School's ranking?
The Bush School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Bush School?
The application deadline for The Bush School is Jan. 15.

School Calendar

View the The Bush School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Spring Break
April 08, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School for Lower School
June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)
Last Day of School for Middle/Upper School
June 12, 2024 (Wednesday)
First Day of Classes
August 28, 2024 (Wednesday)
First day of Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15, 2024 (Sunday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 671 students
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $20,617 for elementary schools and $22,731 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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