Bullis School

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Bullis School
Bullis School logo.png
10601 Falls Road


United States
TypePrivate Preparatory School
Motto"Caring, Challenging, Community"
FounderWilliam Bullis
HeadmasterGerald L. Boarman
Teaching staff215.0 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment812[1] (2015-16)
Student to teacher ratio3.8[1]
CampusSuburban, 104 acres (.42 km²)
11 buildings
Color(s)Blue and gold
Athletics conferenceInterstate Athletic Conference (boys)
Independent School League (girls)
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Bullis School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school for grades 2-12.[1] The school is located in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.


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.[2]


Honors and Advanced Placement courses and tests are offered in 18 subject areas.[3][4]


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.

Green energy[edit]

As a K–12 school that uses renewable energy, Bullis ranks fourth in the US according to the EPA's Green Power Partnership.[5] 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.[6]


Bullis is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[7] and the Maryland Department of Education.[8] It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools,[9] the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington,[10] the Association of Independent Maryland Schools,[11] the Secondary School Admission Test Board,[12] and The Black Student Fund.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for THE BULLIS SCHOOL". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Bullis School: About Bullis". bullis.org. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ Bullis Viewbook
  4. ^ Upper School Curriculum Archived June 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [EPA "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-02-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)]
  6. ^ [Gazette.net http://www.gazette.net/stories/11252009/bethnew191736_32540.shtml]
  7. ^ "The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools". Middlestates.org. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  8. ^ "Maryland State Department of Education Nonpublic Schools". Msde.state.md.us. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  9. ^ "Membership Directory". Nais.org. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  10. ^ "Access Denied | Independent Education". Aisgw.org. Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  11. ^ "Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools". Aimsmd.org. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  12. ^ "Finding a School". SSAT. Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  13. ^ "Black Student Fund". Black Student Fund. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  14. ^ "Bullis's Armas Commits to Maryland Soccer". November 22, 1994. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "John Diehl Obituary". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  16. ^ 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."
  17. ^ http://thepahlavidynasty.com/about/royal-family/reza-pahlavi-2/yasmine-pahlavi-2/noor-pahlavi-2
  18. ^ Phillips, John, Papa John - An Autobiography, Doubleday & Co. 1986. ISBN 978-0440167839
  19. ^ J. Parker, Turned On: A Biography of Henry Rollins, 2000

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Coordinates: 39°01′42″N 77°12′00″W / 39.02833°N 77.20000°W / 39.02833; -77.20000