LS Signature Programs


Today’s global marketplace calls for creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and resourcefulness. These values are the foundation of the Bullis academic program and drive this Signature Program specifically--preparing students for an evolving entrepreneurial landscape and our challenging world.

Students learn to test and revise ideas, back their arguments and ideas with substance, modify plans based on changing needs and understandings, and analyze trends. They learn basic business principles and apply mathematics to fiscal models.

Most exciting, they become independent thinkers who learn to turn ideas into reality.

Lower School students create products or services for an Entrepreneur Fair and others have the opportunity to create a product solving a challenge in our society—such as a remote-controlled operated children's car seat—and present their solution to a shark tank of judges.

Humanities Global Studies

Interdisciplinary studies of social studies, literature, language and the arts create an environment for students to develop and enrich their global competence. The Humanities & Global Studies program fosters an interconnected view of cultures as a means of considering solutions to global challenges and effecting change.

Lower Schoolers engage in community service projects that connect them with children and families nearby, and around the world, who face challenges like hunger, foster living, developmental challenges and more. Fourth graders cap a year of studying immigration by visiting Ellis Island and researching an oral history project. The annual Global Village event highlights the diversity of our own community via exhibit tables, demonstrations, food and dress. The annual Global Village event highlights the diversity of our own community via exhibit tables, demonstrations, food and dress.


In the STEM Signature Program, students investigate real-world problems and design solutions through an inquiry-based approach. They learn to ask, imagine, plan, create, present, evaluate and improve as they merge science, technology, engineering and math to create positive change in their community, or in the world.

STEM incites curiosity and inspiration in students, helping them develop the skills and interest to think scientifically, develop adaptability and pose productive questions. A fully-equipped Fabrication Lab and state-of-the-art technology and classes invite students to combine STEM with other disciplines and discover their hidden entrepreneur.

Lower Schoolers explore science in their own STEM classroom and indoor/outdoor lab, sized and equipped to bring lessons to life. Through engineering design, they realize quickly that failure is an essential step to achieving success. They study computer science, robotics and making alongside traditional physical, earth and life sciences.

Visual and Performing Arts

VPA inspires and engages every Bullis student, from any beginner to those with dreams of career in the arts…and all students in between. The program provides a foundation for life-long enjoyment and appreciation of the arts, while also inspiring students with higher aspirations by providing preparation and rich experiences to help them reach their artistic goals.

Lower School students enjoy regular classes in visual art, music and theater performance, and productions and art shows fill the calendar. Students use the same high-quality performance spaces as older students, while working within a right-sized art studio for their visual work. They may also begin to play a musical instrument and take private lessons right on campus.

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