The Marriott Family Library supports the resource needs of a 1:1 school
Our robust online resources provide up-to-date information for students and teachers on a wide variety of topics and can be accessed anywhere through the Bullis website.
Currently we subscribe to full-text databases of newspapers, journals, online reference works, as well as streaming video. The school provides books in multiple formats to accommodate the varied reading styles of the community. Students can download eBooks, audiobooks, or check out one of Bullis’ 16,000 print books.
Two full-time librarians are on staff to support student learning in groups, individually and online. Librarians are embedded into classroom projects so that students' research skills develop in each division.
The central area of the library, known as the Barn, is the heart of the campus. Its comfortable seating and group study areas encourage students to collaborate on projects, work with librarians and tutors, and connect with friends.
In a time when we know more about a student’s learning, learning styles, and best practices than ever before, The Bullis Academic Center, located in the Marriot Family Library, supports Upper School students and teachers to optimize a student’s learning experience. The Academic Center is a hub for learning and achievement. Students are encouraged to spend study halls in the Center, and all Upper School teachers are expected to spend two periods per week working in the Center.
The Upper School learning specialist, an academic coach, and a media specialist are located in the Academic Center and help oversee the Center. The learning specialist and coach offer strategies to enhance the cognitive and academic performance of all students. The Academic Center also houses a fully functioning writing center staffed by a member of the English department for students who seek writing enrichment or help with various writing assignments.
The Academic Center also has two state of the art digital media rooms for student projects, video conferencing, presentations, and collaboration.