“I never expected to be able to take a business class in high school. Marketing, copyrighting, writing business models and gathering customer feedback are really fascinating, hands-on and interactive.”
— Cody Bradchaw ’14

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The Need

Bullis is at an exciting crossroads in education. Teaching students today means more than simply sharing knowledge and shaping scholars; it means truly preparing children in all grades for a rapidly evolving future so they will be global citizens armed with the skills and experiences to take advantage of tomorrow's opportunities and embrace all challenges.

The School's broad-based programs currently leverage a global perspective with hands-on experiential-based learning and the latest technologies. Yet there is room for expansion to enhance learning for every student, maintain small classes and provide new technology, more space for collaboration and creativity.

Head of School Dr. Gerald L. Boarman:

“From STEM to entrepreneurship, global studies to the arts, technology use and hands-on learning, and so much more, Bullis is already at the cutting-edge of education to prepare our children for a rapidly evolving future.

“Now we are ready to build the campus of tomorrow with a state-of-the-art Discovery Center as our centerpiece. Labs, flexible performance areas, more classrooms, a Maker Space and Fabrication Lab and more so our students can not just learn, but do ... and make ... and create ... and bring their studies and their creativity to life.

“Tomorrow's leaders start here, learning to solve problems, collaborate and lead. They learn to put their talents to use, value the contributions of others and explore how collaboration builds a better future than tunnel-vision. In our Discovery Center, our students will be well on their way to accomplishing that and so much more.

“Explore our vision and consider becoming part of this crucial campaign on behalf of Bullis. There is no greater investment than in the future of our children and our world.

We want our students:

  • to become self-directed, innovative and creative problem-solvers
  • to brainstorm ideas, build prototypes, bring concepts to market and gain the necessary skills to make all of this happen
  • to gain critical skills in collaboration and teamwork
  • to grow creatively, express themselves through an array of media and build confidence, trust and freedom in their own voices.
  • to grow as leaders who go beyond providing for themselves to fully realize their contribution to the world.

Why is Bullis conducting a capital campaign for a new building and turf field at this time?

Our school is growing and our retention rates are strong. We are currently using every nook and cranny to accommodate classes, group work, events, and staff. We need more space and technology to ensure we are able to continue to keep class sizes small while offering greater educational and athletic opportunities to current and incoming students. Expanding our already popular STEM and entrepreneurship programs will attract even more qualified students to Bullis.

What is the purpose of the new building?

The Discovery Center will increase the number of classrooms by almost 50 percent and include STEM, fabrication, entrepreneurship, and media labs, a black box theater, convertible lecture hall/event space, rooftop terrace, and a student center and café.

Bullis is poised on the verge of new and great opportunities. This capital campaign will make this vital dream a reality. The future of Bullis depends on the success of this campaign and the realization of these plans, which will provide the School with the crucial and transformative infrastructure to catapult it into regional and national prominence.

Years ago generous donors made possible the campus that our children enjoy today. Now it's our turn to give back and do something for the next generation of students.

Our world depends on the readiness of these students to carefully and collaboratively guide it. With your assistance, Bullis students will be the change-makers and leaders of tomorrow.

Co-Chairs Pat Caulfield and David Trone

bullis school 10601 falls road, potomac, md 20854   301-299-8500   email

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