Small Class Sizes
With a class size of 16–18, each student is seen and known as a unique individual. Teachers are able to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student, ensuring that each child is challenged to learn and grow as much as possible.
Our unique system of math placement sets Bear Creek apart. Each student is placed in a math class that is the right level to meet his or her learning needs. All math classes are offered simultaneously so that students move to the appropriate class for that instructional period. Students thrive in this system which allows them to advance to any level of challenge.
The Bear Creek School was recognized with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Exemplary School Programs Award for our unique Shakespeare Immersion Program. Students at various grade levels investigate and theatrically experience how aspects of character, cultural context, power, and social status affect and potentially alter life outcomes. This window into the world of others offers an exceptional platform to teach and expose the condition of the human heart while making substantive connections to biblical themes. All students in grades 4 and 6 participate in a Shakespeare production, while students in grades K-6 have opportunities to attend two productions each year.
The annual Science Fair is a community event in which students in grades 3 and 5 display and present a science project. Grade 3 students exhibit a research paper and visual presentation board at the fair. Grade 5 students demonstrate their ability to carry out the scientific method, presenting the results of their science experiment in a research report and visual display. Students with distinguished projects are chosen to represent The Bear Creek School at the ACSI Science Fair.
An Evening with Authors and Artists
Each spring students in grades K-6 exhibit their art and writing at An Evening with Authors and Artists. This community event provides students with the opportunity to see their work on display, enjoy the talents of their classmates, and celebrate the creativity they reflect as image bearers of God.
Monthly field trips give students an amazing opportunity to experience hands-on learning. Field trips enhance student learning and provide the valuable connection between classroom and real world experiences.
Students in grades 3-6 receive Latin instruction, which provides an excellent foundation for language. Learning Latin helps students better understand English vocabulary and complex grammatical concepts. It also aids in the acquisition of other languages that are derived from Latin.
Review these curriculum maps for a subject-by-subject, month-by-month summary of what Bear Creek students are learning.