Bullis celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2020, and though it was a challenging year as COVID-19 uprooted everyday life, the school, under the tremendous leadership of first-year Head of School Christian Sullivan, has continued to thrive.
“Our community has completely embraced him and appreciates his transparency,” says Director of Advancement & External Affairs Sharon Kessler. “His top priority is the safety of our students and faculty, but he always wanted students to be here.”
Bullis has successfully implemented a hybrid model; families decide if they prefer their children on campus or in remote learning — and have the option of changing their minds should they need. The school partners with Capital Diagnostics to provide free weekly COVID-19 testing on campus for all students and employees.
Founded in 1930 as a small military prep school for boys, Bullis now encompasses more than 800 boys and girls on its pristine 102-acre Potomac campus. Though ever evolving, the vision of founder Commander Bullis remains the school’s driving force.
“He not only believed in a strong education but the merit in teaching students how to learn,” says Kessler. “That extends to our core values such as integrity, respect, and fostering a strong sense of family.”
Bullis offers unique programming and challenging opportunities that combine traditional subjects and modern knowledge with an emphasis on skill development, says Kessler. Guided by world-class faculty who take pride in developing caring citizens and creative, critical thinkers, Bullis students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of academics, arts, athletics and service.
“Bullis has successfully implemented a hybrid model; families decide if they prefer their children on campus or in remote learning…”