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Community Service

Service is a Part of Life at Bullis

Every student can make a difference.

A key component of Bullis' balanced approach is including opportunities for students to gain broader perspectives on their world. Locally, students regularly engage in a range of community service projects, from single events to ongoing commitments with shelters, food banks, and other organizations that provide services in the community.

All Seniors participate in a week with Habitat for Humanity. Other service efforts include the All-School Cereal Drive, Thanksgiving Basket donations and Pie Bake, support for deployed military, toy drive, Alzheimer’s Walk, and Polar Bear Plunge.

Students also initiate service projects that are quickly woven into the community fabric. Service is not required at Bullis, but these projects are popular because they enable students to connect with each other and the wider community while giving back.

Community Service Awards

Each year, Upper School students regularly participate in community service projects — not to fulfill a requirement, but to serve others and learn how much is to be gained when you give back.

Building Relationships

Comfort Cases
Bullis has a long-standing relationship with Comfort Cases. Students hold donation drives and visit the Rockville location regularly throughout the year to volunteer. They sort supplies, make Comfort Cases (backpacks filled with essentials), or do whatever is needed to help bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care.
Manna Food Cereal Drive
Since 2007, Bullis students each spring have gathered thousands of boxes of cereal to donate to Manna Food Center to help address the ongoing food need in Montgomery County. Student from all divisions participate.
Bullis service A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle
Groups of Bullis students, staff, and parents volunteer at A Wider Circle throughout the year. Whether the community service team, sports teams, parent groups or others, all go with the same sense of purpose—to support this important local organization which helps so many people in our community to end poverty.
Bullis Habitat for Humanity Helping Hands
Habitat for Humanity
After classes end and before graduation, Bullis seniors spend a week on Habitat for Humanity trips, building and making repairs to houses.
Bullis School service Diener School buddy
Diener School Buddy Program
Lower School students visit the Diener School on a weekly basis to participate in a program to build social skills, verbal communication, and literacy. Lower School students also meet with Diener buddies periodically throughout the year to visit, play, and read together.
Bullis School service Alzheimers Walk
Alzheimer's Walk
Team Bullis walks in the Nation's Walk to End Alzheimer's in DC every November.
Manor Care
Most Wednesdays, a group of students visits with the residents at Manor Care. They play bingo, make gingerbread houses, play musical instruments, have holiday parties and are developing lasting relationships.
Thanksgiving Pie Bake
Every November, the Bullis community gathers and bakes over 200 pies to support local families at Thanksgiving.
Bullis KEEN Prom
The KEEN (Kids Enjoying Exercise Now) Club is a group of Bullis students who meet with young people who have significant developmental and physical disabilities to play games and get physical exercise. The annual KEEN Prom began in 2016 which pairs teen-aged KEEN athletes with Bullis prom buddies for a one of kind, fantastic, prom experience.

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