The demands of an evolving curriculum at Bullis lead to the creation of a 2-week schedule for the Middle and Upper Schools which launched for the 2013-14 school year. The schedule was created after extensive development by a task force of teachers, staff and administrators from all divisions of the school.
To develop the schedule, multiple resources and schedules from both local and national schools were researched, including conversations with other school administrators to get their perspective on the pros and cons of different options. A scheduling consultant was also utilized to help maximize these research efforts. In addition, a campus-wide survey provided valuable input from the entire school community, including students, instructional, operational and support staff.
The results produced a student-centered schedule that emphasizes engagement and efficiency of instruction. The schedule rotates so that students will not always have the same class at a specific time of the day. There is also one longer, 70-minute block period per day that allow teachers to focus on in-depth learning and engage in cross-discipline project based learning.