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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
8905 208th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Telephone
(425) 898-1720
Website
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$24,835
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
24%
Average Financial Aid
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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1330
67 responses
Average ACT
29
19 responses

Culture & Safety

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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
802
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    D
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$78,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,273
National
$949
Median Home Value
$407,400
National
$184,700

The Bear Creek School Reviews

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The Bear Creek School has excellent teachers that teach rigorous course material exceedingly well. The teachers not only spend the time in class in order to ensure that you fully comprehend the material, they also are available after school or before school. Each teacher cares about the person they are teaching, not as a number or a grade, but they are invested in the students they teach. Other than the teachers, the facilities are astounding, with a brand new high school building. A few recommendations are to change the curricular for the Christian Studies classes in order for the school to be less intellectually Christian and shift to being comprehensively Christian.
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While Bear Creek is an excellent school, it’s overrated at #6 for best private high schools in Washington. I just went through the school search and application process with my son. I visited all the top private schools in the Seattle area, and read as much data as I could find. U Prep and Northwest School should be above Bear Creek. The reporting on Niche here is somewhat suspect. For example, 12 Bear Creek students say they are looking at Harvard, but Bear Creek’s own college data has no student in the last 5 years who matriculated to Harvard. In the past 5 years, no Bear Creek student has matriculated to Columbia, Yale, Cornell, MIT, or U. of Chicago. To be fair, Bear Creek students have attended many other top universities (e.g. Stanford, Rice). But on the whole, Northwest School and U Prep (not to mention Lakeside, Overlake, Seattle Academy) send a higher number of students to Ivy League schools than Bear Creek does. Why is Bear Creek rated above Northwest School and U Prep?
Overall, The Bear Creek School was very fulfilling. It left me with a thorough understanding of who God is, who I am, and who I want to be. At the same time, it also gifted me with a deeper knowledge of our world and has left me with a fascination for learning. The only downside that I can give from my experience is that a few typical social aspects are limited such as budgets for school dances, football games, school trips, sports, etc..