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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,750
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$11,226
From The Bear Creek School

At The Bear Creek School, we provide a challenging academic curriculum taught from a Christian worldview. Our graduates qualify for acceptance into the finest colleges and universities, and are prepared to engage the world with wisdom, compassion, and courage.

Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School is an independent classical Christian school serving preschool – grade 12 students from the greater Eastside. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission.

The Bear Creek School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
92 responses
Average ACT
30
31 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Evening of Honors
    43%
  • Graduation
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    29%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    841
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $9,850
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Website
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    33%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $171,057
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,262
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $859,303
    National
    $184,700

    The Bear Creek School Reviews

    65 reviews
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    The faculty are very caring, comprehensive, and willing to help each student on an academic and personal level. There is not a wide selection for classes, but each class has academic rigor, and every teacher brings a unique element to his/her subject. Overall, a great school!
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    This classical liberal arts school will prepare you for life inside and outside of the classroom. The faculty and staff are each passionate about investing in the lives of students and to further the school's mission. I have learned how to approach and develop relationships with students and teachers, skills that will last me the rest of my life. Everyday I feel welcomed into the community and excited to see what the program holds in store for me. It is a school that is rich in education, vast in it's community, and will help develop you as a person and a follower in Christ.
    Love this school. You might not. This school is for people that are Christians, that love philosophy, that are either Asian or White, and that doesn’t love to party or be “lit”. Sure, it welcomes Christians and non-Christians and I have a bunch of atheist friends that goes to this school, but some non-Christians say that they don’t feel as welcomed. The majority race of the school is Asians and Whites, so if you’re a minority, you might not feel as comfortable, but I haven’t heard any negative comments about the school from any of my few Bear Creek black friends. If you don’t love philosophy or liberal arts education, don’t come here. If you like to party hard during Friday nights, don’t come here. It’s true that there are a lot of nerds here, but it’s not true that we are all nerds. People here are very nice and welcoming. It’s a small school, you will make friends here. It’s also nice to get to know literally everybody.