Student Life

Student Handbook


Dear Students and Parents,

The essence of Bullis is captured in our tagline, Achieve Excellence through Balance. This theme speaks to the great accomplishments of our students and our school within a context that values the importance of balancing academics, athletics and arts, a richly diverse community, and traditional values with progressive approaches. At Bullis, we believe this kind of balanced approach creates the ideal environment for our students to succeed and thrive.

While flexibility and innovation are at the core of how we operate, we also believe that high standards of conduct and character development are important for providing clear guidelines for students. This Bullis School Handbook outlines our policies and procedures, which are intended to be clear but still allow students plenty of room for self-expression, creativity, growth and exploration. Please take some time to review this handbook. The handbook resides here on the website for your reference throughout the year, and we will notify you during the school year if any updates are made.

We update the handbook every year to reflect changes in our policies and the changing world in which we live. We urge you to participate in this process by offering your suggestions and raising any concerns you have about anything you read in this handbook. Please email your child’s division principal with your thoughts.

Thank you for keeping the dialogue going and working with us to ensure the ongoing commitment we all have to create the best environment for our students to discover the joy of learning.

Dr. Gerald Boarman
Head of School