EIN 91-0161095

The Bush School

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The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, Washington enrolling 630 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities. Helen Bush–Parkside, as it was then known, was coeducational through 6th grade. 7th through 12th grades were girls only. In 1970, the Upper School began accepting boys, and the school changed its name to The Bush School.
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Program areas at The Bush School

The Bush School provides innovative experiential education to 707 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Bush prepares students for a lifetime of learning, focusing on direct experiences, collaboration, and contribution to our local, national, and international communities. The Bush School is accredited by The northwest association of independent schools, national association of independent schools, The northwest accreditation commission, and The state of Washington.
Auxiliary program revenue includes income from our extended day and summer programs. Auxiliary expenses are for The same programs.

Who funds The Bush School

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding TrustUnrestricted General Support$622,000
The Norcliffe FoundationNew Upper School Building$500,000
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$479,767
...and 27 more grants received totalling $3,381,930

Personnel at The Bush School

Rather StantonChief Financial and Operations Officer$130,155
Robin BentleyChief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer$210,599
Sally MaxwellDean and Acting Director of Mid SCHL / Academic Dean$128,498
Percy AbramHead of School$447,215
Sharon HurtDirector of Development and Strategic Init.$186,452
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for The Bush School

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,227,079
Program services$29,642,744
Investment income and dividends$902,178
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$21,610
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$145,419
Net income from fundraising events$3,740
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-19,443
Miscellaneous revenues$4,096
Total revenues$34,927,423

Form 990s for The Bush School

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-04-16990View PDF
2022-062023-05-10990View PDF
2021-062022-05-12990View PDF
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 20, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
May 20, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $265,285 from American Online Giving Foundation
February 4, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from The Melmon Family Foundation
January 24, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
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General information
3400 E Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98112
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
King County, WA
Website URL
(206) 322-7978
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B20: Elementary, Secondary Education
NAICS code, primary
611110: Elementary and Secondary Schools
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