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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
The Bush School is a top rated, private school located in Seattle, WA. It has 629 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $32,290 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3400 E Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98112
Telephone
(206) 326-7733
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,290
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

The Bush School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1380
46 responses
Average ACT
31
34 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Plays
    19%
  • Retreat
    19%
  • Venue
    19%
  • E week
    13%
  • Friday forum
    13%
  • Bike to School Day
    6%
  • Celebrate Bush
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
629
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$74,458
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,266
National
$949
Median Home Value
$484,600
National
$184,700
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The Bush School Reviews

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I have been going to bush for quite a few years now, and being at the school makes me happy. I love that all my classes are interesting and offer new perspectives. The STEM classes are challenging but come with good teachers to help you through it. I will say that the diversity at bush isn't very well but the new kindergarten class has so much diversity! This gives me hope that bush will continue to be an excellent school for students who want to be the best, kindest, smartest, and happiest versions of themselves.
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Your experience at Bush will widely depend on how much effort you put in. The academics are intense and the workload can be stressful, but if organize your time well and meet with teachers when you're struggling then you should not have any issues. The school is small so sometimes social activities are nonexistent however, the size of the school can work toward your benefit because you will become very close with the limited students in your class.
I really have liked my experience at the Bush school. The small class sizes are amazing and the teachers really care about all the students and want us to succeed. Some areas however do need improvement. The upper school director doesn't communicate effectively with students and teachers in the upper school about issues that effect them. Also our school cook was recently let go for unknown reasons and the food quality is awful. Hopefully we will have a new chef next year.