National Arts Honor Society
The Bullis Chapter of the National Arts Honor Society (NAHS) annually inducts members who have shown interest, talent and commitment to visual art and arts community service. The Bullis NAHS commits itself to promoting visual art, creating art-related opportunities in the community, and furthering art education as a major part of the Bullis curriculum. For information on selection and governance, click here.
Bullis Student Tutors offers designated space and time for students to work with trained and qualified peer tutors. Student tutors are selected through an application process and receive tutoring training. They have demonstrated a consistently high level of success in the areas they tutor.
Bullis Ambassadors are affiliated with the Admission Office. Ambassadors are trained to give tours not only to prospective students and their families, but also to school visitors such as alumni, trustees and other school officials. Ambassadors’ training educates selected Upper School students about the school’s history and traditions and about how to show the school’s facilities. Ambassadors are also taught how to communicate with parents and other adults in a comfortable manner.
Upper School students will participate in many community service projects this year, including:
- Serving meals to the homeless at Martha’s Table
- Collecting new and gently used shoes to benefit Walk in My Shoes
- Baking Thanksgiving pies and filling baskets for families in need in Montgomery County
- Competing in a Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for different organizations which in the past have included the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
- Collecting books for CASA of Maryland and participating in the MLK Day of Service
- Collecting cereal for Manna Food Center
- Hosting a Senior Citizen Party for visitors from local senior citizen homes
- Participating in a 5k run to benefit Rockville’s Stepping Stones Shelter
DAB (Diversity Awareness)
Sponsors of Bullis’ participation in National Day of Silence to support those students who feel they do not have a voice.
International Thespian Society
“It’s Academic” Team
Students compete in contests requiring rapid recall in art, history, literature, mathematics and science. Students compete against other schools and also have appeared on the “It’s Academic” television show.
Logos is the Upper School journal of art and literature and is published annually. Submissions of poetry, prose and artwork are welcome from any student. A Middle School publication, Ethos, is faculty-managed and produced. Click to read the latest issue of Logos.
Students become diplomats and meet with other school delegations to discuss international relations, current events and the United Nations Agenda. Participants learn how to negotiate treaties, debate issues and present solutions.
Sports Debate Club
Physics is Phun
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Students provide literature and sponsor speakers and discussion groups to help inform students of the impact of making destructive decisions and of practical ways to combat challenges.
Adventures in Rocket Science
Do you like watching things fly through the air? Ever wonder how far into Outer
Space we can really travel or what makes things go up and stay in space and other
objects fall back to earth?
In this club students build vehicles to see how high, how fast or how quickly
their speed changes. They also get a chance to experiment with movement and
propulsion of all sorts of people and vehicles, from bikes to trains and rockets.
The club will also witness a real rocket launched into space at NASA’s Wallops
Island, Virginia National Test Range.
Students will select books to read together and discuss. We also participate in
other literacy projects such as reading to younger children, collecting books to
donate, chat with visiting Skype authors and plan group trips to local literary
events. The group is also involved in creating library contests, incentives and
events for the Middle School.
Affiliated with the School’s Admission Office, ambassadors give tours to visitors and prospective students and their families.
The Middle School Diversity Club welcomes all students to meet, discuss, and
have their voices heard. Through thought-provoking activities and discussions,
students will explore what diversity means to a middle schooler and how diversity
awareness and understanding can have a positive impact on the community. Most
activities will be student-driven to create a school where all feel welcome and
This club brings together all students who share a love of horses and who would
like to learn more about our equine companions. The students each trimester
choose the topics of interest, from such topics as horse behavior, horse care,
riding disciplines, training, tack and more.
Ethos, the Middle School student e-newsletter showcases current events and
interesting stories from Middle School. Students determine the content and handle
all reporting and writing and production to be the voice of the Middle School
community and keep all students and parents up-to-date about activities, events,
teachers, classes, and more!
Everyday Technologies looks at how much of what we rely on in our everyday lives
came to be: from electricity, clean water, telephone, cell phone, computer games,
television, to the internet and more. Students will explore history and discuss what
the future might bring, making presentations and working in groups.
Film Appreciation Club
Students study the finer aspects of critiquing a film, and the background and
history of films, including screenwriters, directors, and actors.
Greener Bullis Club
Blue Team + Gold Team = Green Team! The Bullis Green club helps Bullis be
a greener school. We will the School’s participation in the Green Cup Recycling
Challenge, a national competition to increase environmental awareness, and set
up other competitions of Blue vs. Gold inside our campus to become a green
school leader by improving recycling, saving paper, reducing trash, and saving
energy and money. The club also explores the natural areas on around campus
to explore how to support our resident wildlife.
In turbulent economic times, financial literacy is more important than ever. Through
the Investing Club, students will learn how to develop good personal finance habits
and de-mystify the stock market.
MS Jazz Band is open to instrumentalists interested in pursuing the study of
jazz music. Focusing on learning a wide range of fun music and developing
improvisation skills, the club will also perform during the school year, including
with the Upper School at several Bullis Jazz Cafes.
Create a light-weight, wearable mask for Halloween or Marti Gras! Students will be
able to draw on their creativity while learning new techniques to design and build
a mask you can wear or hang on the wall. Club members will be guided through
each step of the process, including casting, sculpting, painting and decorating these
wearable works of art.
Math Club is for 8
build the skills necessary to successfully compete in any math competition!
Spanish Culture Club
Members explore geography, vocabulary and expressions and festivals and conduct
research to learn all about Spanish-speaking countries, people and their cultures.
Success With Study Skills
Enhance your success in middle school (and the future!) by learning basic study
and organizational skills. Student members will learn strategies to set goals
organize time and assignments, work with teachers and record progress. By doing
so, members can decrease stress, increase confidence, and improve learning and