Welcome from the
Head of School
A peek into what makes Bullis so special
While there’s no replacement for an on-campus visit to truly take in the energy and personality of Bullis, our website may be the next best thing. We’ve designed the site to give you a peek into what makes Bullis so special for all of us—from our home page updates of news and events around campus, to our virtual campus tour, photo galleries, videos and more.
Just like life on campus at Bullis, there’s always something new going on in our website. So please click around today, and check back often.
The best way, though, to really learn about Bullis is to visit us in person. Each fall, Bullis opens its doors for an Open House and all are welcome to attend. Or, come on a school day to take one of our weekly tours. Many of our athletics and arts events are also open to the public, so check our calendar for what’s going on this week.
From the youngest students to our most devoted alumni, the Bullis community welcomes you.
Dr. Gerald L. Boarman
Head of School
Dr. Gerald L. Boarman joined Bullis as its head of school in July 2010. He has spearheaded the expansion of the academic program through initiatives including four signature programs (in Entrepreneurship, STEM, Humanities and Global Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts), the adoption of a rotating class schedule in Upper and Middle School, the development of Accelerated Reader in the Lower School, and Project-Based Learning. Enrollment has also grown by more than 20% since Dr. Boarman arrived.
The campus has grown in size under his leadership, and numerous physical improvements have enhanced campus facilities. The master plan includes the construction of new buildings, including the 60,000 square foot Discovery Center that opened in September 2017 to house state-of-the art technology Fabrication Labs, flexible meeting, classroom and performance space, and other activity venues for the Bullis community and guests.
His resume prior to Bullis includes more than 35 years of experience in education, both in teaching and administration. Dr. Boarman was the chancellor of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the nation’s first public, residential high school with a specialized curriculum in science and math. During his ten years at NCSSM, he was instrumental in growing the school’s academic program, physical campus, and enrollment.
Dr. Boarman established his career in education in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as a teacher and administrator. During his tenure as principal for the National Blue Ribbon Award-winning Eleanor Roosevelt High School and chief for the Eleanor Roosevelt Community of Schools in Greenbelt, Dr. Boarman received numerous awards including the Milken National Educator Award, Maryland Principal of the Year, and Distinguished Educational Leadership Award from The Washington Post.