The Bear Creek School

8905 208th Ave Ne,
Redmond, WA, 98053-0980
     Tel: (425)898-1720
Grades: NS - 12 | 690 students
The Bear Creek School, a leader in classical education in the Pacific Northwest, provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum from a Christian worldview for students in Preschool- Grade 12.
What sets Bear Creek apart? Classical education (Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric) based on the Western tradition of a broad based liberal arts program; College preparatory academics including Honors and Advanced Placement classes; Christian worldview woven throughout the curriculum encourages students to develop into the individual God intends.
For parents looking for a unique educational opportunity for their student, Bear Creek offers small classes and dedicated teachers in a supportive Christian community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1988
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students 690 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 27%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade The Bear Creek School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 41%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, European History, Latin: Vergil, Music Theory, Physics B, Spanish, Statistics, United States History, 
Average SAT score 1913
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,250
Tuition Notes Tuition for K-6 listed. Please see website for Early Childhood, Middle School, and Upper School rates.
% on Financial Aid 23%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,617
Acceptance Rate 56%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christie Hazeltine
Admissions Associate Rachael Urban


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Forensic Team, Geography Club, Girl Scouts, International Club, Karate, Math Team, National Honor Society, String Orchestra, Student Government Art, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Forensic Team, Geography Club, Girl Scouts, Karate, Math Team, International Club,
National Honor Society,
String Orchestra,
Student Government,

School Notes:

  • Challenging curricululm for highly capable students.
  • Classical Christian education.
  • Small classes. Many enrichment opportunities as part of the curriculum.
  • Honors courses in biology, chemistry, European literature, European history, world history, Western civilization, world literature, etc.
  • World Languages include: Spanish, French, Latin

Profile last updated: 11/06/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Overlake School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Overlake School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Sammamish Montessori School (1.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
In looking for a selective Christian school, I was amazed at the amount of positive recommendations and accolades from other parents. After attending the school a little less then a year now, I can clearly say this is the most organized and well run organization I''ve been involved with. The staff from teachers to admin run a tight ship on curriculum, agenda, goals, and accountability. They support the education and learning at each grade level combined with the K thru 12 program. We''re blessed to have found this school this early on and the teachers really strive to develop the best students possible. I would give the highest recommendation to others when considering The Bear Creek School.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
My children are receiving an excellent education at Bear Creek. They have been attending since kindergarten and 1st grade and now are in 6th and 10th grade. The classical approach in a Christian environment is giving them an excellent foundation. The teachers truly care about the students and the overall sense of community is great.
- Posted by Parent

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