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Potomac, MD
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10601 Falls Rd
Potomac, MD 20854

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(301) 299-8500
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March 01, 2015
My son is returning for his second year at Bullis, 8th grade. We recently completed the school search and found Bullis to have one of the best well- rounded, balanced programs. It is academically challenging, has small classes, the ability to chose electives or clubs, along with a strong varied sports program. We have found that the teachers are real caring and their communications have been wonderful. Bullis is also prepping students for the future with the STEM and Entrepreneur programs throughout the grades. Bullis has been a wonderful choice and community!

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2014
My experience at Bullis has been incredible and I would happily recommend the school to any parent or student. Their new Entrepreneurship and Capstone programs are unrivaled and I am confident that they will continue to grow, especially with the new building that will contain state of the art technology for both STEM and Entrepreneurship. I personally have learned to build a business and been provided all the tools to persist through hard times and learn to get answers for problems I don't know. I've been introduced to incredible business connections and been provided with a very well established board of advisers for my growing company. Since the Entrepreneurship program wants students to be successful, all legal documents and work done is put in the name of the students, so we can continue the business after school and build a company. My team and I have decided to carry on and have even secured a deal with a minor league baseball team! I have also played football and ice hockey at bullis and sung in the choir. Bullis allows students to pursue any interest and all teachers are available afterschool and during study halls.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2014
I love Bullis! I have two children who love their school and are being challenged and stretched academically. And they know their teachers care. The teachers stay on top of their progress and communicate any concerns immediately. Couldn't ask for a better group of teachers!

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2014
This is the third year our children have attended Bullis. We are so pleased with the academic environment and a focus on learning, not just memorization and fact regurgitation. They are extremely well prepared for college not just because of the academics, but also because the Bullis community recognizes how important it is to help children grow as people. The faculty and staff understand the importance of building character and developing well-rounded individuals who are eager to be a part of and contribute to their community AND the world beyond. It really does take a village to raise caring, intelligent, responsible citizens and we are grateful to have the Bullis "village" for our children.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2014
I love teaching at Bullis! My colleagues and I stop at nothing to make sure our students are engaged, happy, and learning at the highest levels. Our Head of School knows exactly what good instruction should look and feel like. He sets the bar very high, but provides terrific professional development opportunities. The respect, camaraderie and generosity among the teachers is transferred directly to the student experiences. Students give us their best because they know we respect and care for them. I've taught in several places and know that no school is perfect, but Bullis is pretty close to it!

- submitted by a teacher

November 14, 2013
Bullis is becoming way to big and everything is about football and sports. THere is no homework and learning

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2013
I am a parent of a rising 10th grader who started at Bullis as a 9th grader. Our child started middle school at another 'top' VA private school. Our child has learning differences (dyslexia) and we were not happy with our treatment at the other private school. Bullis has been wonderful! The teachers and administration have been top notch. The school as a whole works together so that every child can reach their potential. Bullis does a wonderful job meeting each child's level of education as well as encouraging the arts and sports. For our child it has been the perfect blend of what high school should be. We are also driving from Virginia to have our child attend school at Bullis. While I wish it was down the street, it is worth the extra effort. After the poor experience that we had at our prior school and the amazing treatment we have had at Bullis I would give Bullis 10 stars if I could.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2011
I am a parent of a current Bullis student and we hope that our younger child will join the community next year. Bullis seems to be "on a roll." Enrollment numbers are up, the campus looks beautiful, the quality of the teachers has increased, and all of the extracurriculars are excellent. My son is currently plays on two sports teams and is a musician. He loves his coaches and his band instructor is incredible. The teachers really care about each and every student and are very communicative with the parents. The head of school, now in his second year, is enthusiastic, forward thinking, and knows every child by name. The new academic center is lovely and provides support to a range of students. I think that the English and Social Studies departments are particularly strong. The school is very diverse, with students coming from DC, Virginia, Prince Georges, Frederick, and of course Potomac. There is a sizeable international student body as well. I think this school deserves a close look by any families considering private education.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2011
I'm been at Bullis since the 3rd grade. Currently a rising Senior, I couldn't be happier. I have loved every minute that I have spent at Bullis. I have been prepared very well academically for each new grade level, as well as the transitions from lower to middle school, and middle school to high school. I spend all my time doing theatre and choir, and have really enjoyed the theatre and music departments at Bullis. I have really enjoyed Bullis, and am looking forward to another and final great year.

- submitted by a community member

April 23, 2011
I m currently a student at Bullis, and I couldn't be happier. I started in sixth grade, and I've stayed not only because of the education I'm getting, but because of the people I'm surrounded by. The faculty cares a lot about each student's personal progress; if a student is struggling, the teachers take time to help the student get back on track. I am particularly impressed by how professional the teachers are, but at the same time, they know how to relate with students. Due to our small class sizes, we can ask questions and get deep into material in order to develop a better understanding. Since we are a relatively small school, we are a tight knit community. Our new headmaster attends athletic and arts events very frequently. We support each other; school pride has never been as important as it is now. The words "caring, challenging community" truly define Bullis.

- submitted by a community member

May 31, 2010
The faculty at the school work with each strtudent to help them reach their potential. Although the students are clearly expected to be responsible for their study habits, there is immediate intervention by both teachers and coaches shoud a student fall behind and/or haivng issues. The teachers are very receptive to working with parents. There is a good balance between academics, sports and the arts. Teh school makes studneds individually and collectivley responsible for their actions.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2010
I entered Bullis as a rising senior this year. I played football and ran track. Before Bullis I attended another private school in the area. The difference between my former school and Bullis is the amount of people that actually care. The small class sizes makes learning in a classroom of your peers a lot easier. Teacher are always willing to help you before or after school. Bullis also cherishes community. Bullis just i'snt a school its a community. All in all making the change to Bullis has been absolutely refreshing and life changing. My writing skills has improved greatly. I've made life long friends, and also got accepted into a top Liberal Arts School. Thank You Bullis

- submitted by a student

February 12, 2010
I am a former top student / athlete. Despite reaching the highest levels of academic success at Bullis, I entered college (on scholarship) feeling like my science and math education was mediocre at best. I would have been better served going to one Wooton, Churchill, or Whitman with a lower price tag for my parents.

- submitted by a community member

January 07, 2010
Bullis is a wonderful school with small classes and an excellent faculty. The facilities are very good and the emphasis on academics/art and athletics is balanced.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2009
As an alum, I had a good time at bullis. I graduated in 2009, and even with the controversy and common disagreements between administration and students, I believe that the education I have received prepared me well for the excellent liberal arts college I am attending. The teachers are hit and miss, but overall a few stood out. College Counseling is easily the best of, I would argue, any of the other schools in the area. Bullis is a school in the midst of finding itself; formerly a 'jock school' Bullis is currently redefining itself, working towards a more centered and all-inclusive education. Bullis also does an excellent job teaching students time management by requring extracurricular activites 2 out of the 3 semesters, which run from 3:30 to 5:30 weekly. Students will get out of Bullis what they put into it.

- submitted by a community member
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August 23, 2008
My son will be returning to Bullis' upper school this year and I am very pleased that he is doing so. I agree with the other reviews that there are a few public options but I doubt public schools can compete with the small class sizes and one-on-one attention, which is particularly important when getting accepted into the college or university of one's choice. The teachers and administrators at Bullis try to prepare students for the future society. I think Bullis offers a competitive, private-school education to its students with a focus on a civic responsiblity and all within a warm and progressive environment.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2007
Agree with one of past reviews. Bullis is good school for some, but the public schools in the area are just as good if not a lot better. Teachers & administrators live in a bubble regarding what really goes on around school. Also, there always seems to be some type of admin. controversy going on too. Campus is very nice. Library is great and art cener is top-notch. Class rooms though are run down & despite upgrades in athletic facilities, they are nothing special--especially compared to other private schools or newer public schools. The great teachers seem to leave after only a year or two. The rest of the teachers seem to just go through the motions. Despite its sometimes 'jock school' status, the athletic department is a joke, mostly because there is no real commitment. Below average.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2006
My daughter has been at Bullis for nearly 2 years. I am very happy with the quality of the education and the caring nature of the teachers and administration. The parental support for the school is strong and the school benefits from this support (new buildings etc...). After school clubs have been added. The clubs really help to add to the students development outside of school.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2006
I'm a middle school student at bullis. I found it hard to beleive that there are no after school clubs, student run or otherwise, in this school. There isn't even a student government. It seems like there are these things in upper school, but i'm dissapointed that this school focuses completely on sports as after school activities.

- submitted by a student

November 14, 2004
Bullis is a good choice for some. However, if you are in the Churchill or Whitman area, you may as well attend either, because those two public schools are just as strong, if not stronger, than Bullis academically. I believe Bullis posted a 1210 SAT average and Whitman and Churchill's are a notch over 1200 as well, and they send graduates to the same caliber colleges. This may be because Bullis brings in less-than-stellar student-athletes to play basketball, but that only applies to a select few kids. If you are looking for academics, St. Albans, Landon, Sidwell, Holton Arms, NCS, and maybe Georgetown Prep...those are the schools to go with in the DC/MD area. To be honest, Bullis shares many similar characteristics with Churchill in terms of the student body, athletics, and academics. If you want the Bullis experience for free, send your child to Churchill.

- submitted by a student

March 14, 2004
I have been very happy with the school. My son started in 3rd and in now in 4th. Bullis focuses on the Golden Rule and teaching children to be caring. It is a wonderful environment. With 88 acres, it has a wonderful sports program. By being a lower, middle and upper school you get the benefits of a big school, but the class size of a small school. We go to homecoming, basketball games, and lots of cultural events as well. It is a very well-rounded education. My son has blossomed at Bullis.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
This school is the best! I am particularly enthused by the English curriculum at the school although Bullis is strong in every subject and area of interest that they offer. The students are wonderful as well as the athletic department. The campus gives the feeling of a small liberal arts college as does the curriculum.

- submitted by a student
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The Bullis School
10601 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD  20854
(301) 299-8500
Last modified The Bullis School is a Private school that serves grades 2-12
The Bullis School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top