Your Admissions Team


Polly Fredlund

Assistant Head of School for Community Engagement | (206) 326-7736

Polly oversees enrollment management, communications, and K-12 community life at The Bush School.

Polly joined The Bush School in 2010 having served at her alma mater Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, OH in various roles in admissions and as director for the Center for Girls’ and Women’s Leadership and Assistant Director of the Upper School and Dean of Students. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s in education from the University of Vermont.

Polly is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and loves to share her experiences as a Bush Upper School parent. She spends her free time coaching her daughters’ lacrosse teams and running with her dog Flip along Lake Washington.


Adam Choice

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid | (206) 326-7737

Adam leads the K-12 admissions and financial aid program at Bush. He works closely with applicants applying to Upper School (9-12) and administers the financial aid program. He is here to answer any questions about financial aid and tuition.

Adam joined Bush in July 2019, and has worked in admissions in several independent schools including his alma mater, St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. Adam joined Bush from The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he served as the Associate Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions. Adam received his bachelor’s degree from Colby College, majoring in history with a minor in education. During his time at Colby, Adam served as a two-time captain and All-American on the men’s basketball team.

In his free time, Adam enjoys skateboarding, playing basketball and exploring Seattle. As a new resident of the Pacific Northwest, he looks forward to taking advantage of the outdoors. Adam supports students in every way and attends all the school plays, music performances, and athletic events. He is excited to share more with you about our school community and the ways in which students and families are valued, seen, and heard.

Staff Carroll Colleen

Colleen Carroll

Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid | (206) 326-7765

Colleen works closely with applicant families applying to Lower and Middle School, including coordinating student visits and information sessions. Se habla español. No dude en contactarse por teléfono o correo electrónico con preguntas en cualquier paso del proceso de admisiones. Colleen is a great resource for learning more about a range of topics including Bush’s Kindergarten curriculum, experiential education across the divisions, and social emotional learning at Bush. 

Colleen joined The Bush School in December 2018, as a long-term substitute and classroom assistant in the Lower School, and joined the admissions office in August 2019. She previously served as Assistant to the Head of School and Co-Director of Admissions at Hyla Middle School on Bainbridge Island, where she also spent three years as a librarian and Spanish teacher. Colleen received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, majoring in geography and American studies with a minor in studio art. She has spent time living in Chile and Nicaragua and has led student trips to Ometepe, Nicaragua with the Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands Association.

In her free time, Colleen enjoys getting into the mountains for hiking or skiing, baking and cooking in her small kitchen, gardening, and cheering on all Seattle sports teams.