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Four Signature Programs

Bullis offers four Signature Programs — STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Entrepreneurship; Humanities & Global Studies; and Visual & Performing Arts.

STEM at Bullis
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)
STEM at Bullis is more than Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It’s an approach we use to answer questions, discover how things work, and create solutions to problems. This process begins in Kindergarten and continues through Senior year.
Entrepreneurship at Bullis
Within the Bullis Entrepreneurship Signature Program students are exposed to the world of Entrepreneurship and the ideas that drive it. Across all three divisions, student curiosity helps steer the entrepreneurship curriculum. As authentic questions emerge, we investigate them.
Humanities & Global Studies
Humanities & Global Studies
Students engage in humanities studies, including social studies, English, art, and world languages — and develop empathy with other communities and cultures. We explore the world through meaningful travel and service, grow as global thinkers, and are inspired to critically examine the world’s challenges and be agents of change.
Visual & Performing Arts
Visual & Performing Arts
Through theater, dance, visual arts, and music Bullis gives visual and performing arts students the opportunity to learn, grow, experiment, and hone their skills in a setting that supports self-expression, discovery, and reflection through the creative process.

Complementing our rigorous core academics, Bullis Signature Programs offer students unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study, experiential education, faculty mentoring, and research-based and creative Capstone experiences.

In each, Bullis provides opportunities for interdisciplinary study, student choice, experiential education, and research-based or creative capstone experiences.

  • Signature Programs begin to weave through the Lower School experience. Student exposure to the programs broadens and expands each year with increasing opportunities for independence, research, and discovery.
  • In Middle School, students expand and continue exploration— a freedom unique to Bullis and its Signature Programs.
  • Signature Programs continue to build through Upper School. By Sophomore year, a student can choose electives. These classes enable students to prepare the foundation for a Signature Program honors capstone experience, if they so choose.
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Signature Programs by Division

Humanities & Global Studies
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Visual & Performing Arts

Lower School

  • Shark Tank
  • Economic Thinking
  • Entrepreneur Fair
  • Community Immigration & Movement
  • Global Village
  • Writing for Social Justice
  • Natural-Phenomena-Based Inquiries
  • Engineering & Design Challenges
  • Outdoor Experiences & Field Studies
  • Movement/Dance Band & Strings
  • Theatrical Performances Visual Art
  • Frequent Performance Opportunities
Middle School
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Entrepreneurship Hackathon
  • Day of Service
  • Model United Nations (UN)
  • Global Studies Trips
  • Chesapeake Bay Exploration
  • Coding & Design Thinking
  • Learning to Make
  • Water Walk
  • Acting, Band, Choir, Dance, Strings, Technical Theater and Visual Art
  • Open Studio, Dance
  • Winter Musical
  • Frequent Performance Opportunities
Upper School Grades 9 - 11
  • Business Model Design
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • International Trade & Business
  • Personal Finance
  • American Humanities Seminar
  • Community Service
  • Global Issues
  • World Travel
  • Model United Nations (UN)
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Digital Media
  • Engineering
  • Making for Social Good
  • Robotics
  • Dance
  • Music Performance
  • Music Technology
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Performance
  • Visual Art

Senior Capstone

Senior capstone students design and pursue a unique project in close collaboration with a mentor and with the structure and pacing of a year-long class. A capstone allows students to go beyond the curriculum with an intensive, meaningful project of their own design. Seniors present the results of their deep explorations to the community in April at the Signature Programs Symposium.

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