APPLICATION PROCESS: Middle School Grades 6-8

Follow these step-by-step instructions to apply to the Middle School Grades 6-8.

Step 1: Submit Inquiry

Begin the application process by clicking "submit inquiry" to fill out the inquiry form and to set up an account in the Admission Portal.

Application Inquiry

You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to:
a. Confirm your Admission Portal account.
b. Submit your application.

Step 2: Submit Application

Once you have submitted your inquiry and received an email with your login/password and application instructions, you may submit your application through the Admission Portal.

Apply to Bullis online

Applications must be received by the application deadline.

Step 3: Schedule a Tour/Interview

We tour and interview as many applicants to grades 6-8 as we can, but the calendar fills up quickly.

Please call the Admission Office at 301-983-5724 after you have submitted your online inquiry to schedule the interview and tour the school while classes are in session.

If you submit an application after deadline, interview times may not be available.

You may also schedule your child’s shadow visit; see Step 6 below.

Step 4: Essay

During the student’s visit, we will ask him/her to write an informal essay in our office. No preparation is needed for this.

Step 5: Testing

Applicants to grades 6 through 8 are required to take either the SSAT or the ISEE. Our SSAT code is 1960 and our ISEE code is 210955.

Step 6: Shadow Visit

The shadow visit is an optional step in the application process for Middle School applicants, yet it is an excellent opportunity for students to experience life at Bullis.

The Admission Office has set aside select Fridays as shadow dates. Students must be active applicants in order to shadow, meaning that an application must be on file and a student interview completed or scheduled.

Spaces are limited, so please call the Admission Office at 301-983-5724 to schedule this visit after you have submitted your application.

Step 7: Track Your Status

Using the Admission Portal application user ID and password you can check the status of your application. All families are expected to follow the status of their child’s application online in the Admission Portal.

Track your application status

Please check this regularly to ensure that your forms have been received and your application file is complete before the application deadline.


Application Period for School Year 2020-2021

  • Begins: September 1, 2019
  • Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Notification: March 6, 2020
ContentMarilyn Moreno, Middle School Principal

Thanks for your interest in our Middle School. As a parent and principal, it’s an honor to lead the Middle School program and share everything that makes Bullis a great place to be during these important middle years.

From one-to-one laptops and advisory groups that focus on important community and social skills for adolescents, to arts and athletics requirements that give every student a chance to explore and discover new skills and passions, we are developing future leaders and confident students every day.

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