At a Glance
Grades: Preschool-grade 12
School Type: Independent, classical Christian, college preparatory, co-educational day school, grades preschool-grade 12.
Enrollment: 729 students in 2013-2014
56 Early Childhood (preschool and prekindergarten)
336 Lower School (grades K-6)
108 Middle School (grades 7-8)
229 Upper School (grades 9-12)
International Students: Bear Creek accepts a limited number of international students to grades 7-12.
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools)
NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission)
ACCS (Association of Classical and Christian Schools)
ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International)
WFIS (WA Federation of Independent Schools)
President and Headmaster: Patrick Carruth
B.A. University of Georgia
M.A. Literature, University of Memphis
Vice President for Academic Affairs: Karen Blankenbeckler
B.S. Elementary Education, Oregon State University
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley University
Faculty: Total faculty preschool-grade 12
Student-to-teacher ratio: 8 to 1. Typical class size is 18.
Campuses: Four locations in Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville, Washington. Redmond Campus houses grades K-12 classes. Valley Campus houses preschool-grade 5 classes, and at our Sammamish Campus and Woodinville Campus, we hold preschool and prekindergarten classes.
The Bear Creek School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.