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10601 Falls Road
|Type||Private Preparatory School|
|Motto||"Caring, Challenging, Community"|
|Headmaster||Gerald L. Boarman|
|Campus||Suburban, 104 acres (.42 km²)|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold|
|Athletics||14 interscholastic sports|
63 interscholastic teams
|Athletics conference||Interstate Athletic Conference (boys)|
Independent School League (girls)
Bullis was founded in Washington D.C. in 1930 by Commander William Francis Bullis as a preparatory school for the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. The school moved in 1934 to Silver Spring, Maryland and began its four-year college preparatory program. In the 1960s,[when?] the school moved to its current location in Potomac, Maryland, and in 1981, became co-educational.
The 104-acre (420,000 m2) campus includes buildings for administration and staff and the Lower, Middle and Upper schools as well as:
- The Marriott Family Library and Technology Center.
- The Blair Family Center for the Arts, with a 750-seat auditorium, dance studio, and digital art and music labs. This building is solar powered.
- Kline Alumni Stadium with 2,000 seats and an artificial-turf field and 6-lane all-weather track.
- Athletic Center with 1,000-seat gym, three basketball courts, wrestling gym, strength and fitness center.
- Eight outdoor and four indoor tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, two baseball diamonds, four soccer fields, field hockey, softball diamond, football practice field, and lacrosse field.
Competitive sports are introduced in Middle School. Upper and Middle School students participate in more than 60 interscholastic teams in a variety of sports with other area independent schools.
Upper School students participate in the IAC and ISL leagues. Fall sports include football, cheerleading, boys and girls soccer, girls' tennis, field hockey and cross-country. Winter sports include boys and girls basketball, wrestling, ice hockey and swimming. Spring sports include softball, baseball, boys and girls' lacrosse, boys' tennis, golf, and track and field.
The school mascot is the bulldog, and the school colors are navy blue and gold.
As a K–12 school that uses renewable energy, Bullis ranks fourth in the US according to the EPA's Green Power Partnership. The school is powered by wind through the purchase of wind credits and the production of solar energy from 540 photovoltaic solar panels installed in December 2009 on the roof of the school's Blair Center.
Bullis is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Maryland Department of Education. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, the Secondary School Admission Test Board, and The Black Student Fund.
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- Steve Armas (born 1977), professional soccer player
- Tom Brown (born 1940), professional football player
- Monique Currie (born 1983, class of 2001), player for the Washington Mystics
- Seth Davis (class of 1988), CBS Sports anchor, analyst, and commentator
- Moise Fokou (born 1985), professional football player
- Dwayne Haskins (born 1997), quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.
- Tanard Jackson (born 1985, class of 2003), safety for the Washington Redskins
- Doug Moe (born 1938), former ABA All Star and NBA Head Coach, 1988 NBA Coach of the Year
- Princess Noor Pahlavi (born 1992, class of 2010), granddaughter of the last Emperor of Iran
- John Phillips (1935-2001), lead singer of The Mamas & the Papas.
- Caroline Queen (born 1992), kayaker who competed in the 2012 Olympic Games.
- Henry Rollins (born 1961), musician
- Rodney Wallace (born 1988), professional soccer player for Portland Timbers
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- Hunt, Todderick. "Dwayne Haskins Jr., one of the top quarterbacks in the country, recaps recent Rutgers visit", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 29, 2014. Accessed September 17, 2018. "Dwayne Haskins, the Bullis School (Potomac, Md.) sophomore quarterback, has been one of the hottest recruits throughout the entire country during the spring evaluation period. The 6-3, 185-pounder has multiple ties to the Scarlet Knights program as he grew up in Highland Park, N.J."
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- J. Parker, Turned On: A Biography of Henry Rollins, 2000