Bear Creek's forensics team qualified a record 13 team members for the National Speech & Debate Tournament. Bear Creek won Puget Sound District Championships in seven speech and debate events. The team also won the Puget Sound District Sweepstakes Award in speech events.
Thirteen Upper School students and 22 works of art and writing were recognized in the 2017 Washington State Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. In total, Bear Creek students were recognized with two Gold Keys, six Silver Keys and 13 Honorable Mentions.
Senior Tolu Sobande won in the Alto category and sophomore Sandy Shao won in the Clarinet category at the Northlake Music Region Solo and Ensemble Festival held February 11 at Lake Washington HS. Both will represent Bear Creek at the WIAA/WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest in April. Sophomore Daniel Yoo is second alternate in the Cello category.


Invested in students. Intentional in outcome.

Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School is an Independent Classical Christian School that believes only when faith, mind, and heart are fed together can students experience the fullness of education, which results in leaders compelled to engage the world.


“The curriculum is so intentional. It builds upon blocks of quality and character that start in Preschool and continue all the way through Upper School. It’s so intentional, and we couldn’t be more impressed.”
Parent, Shannon M.

Lower School

"Teachers capture students’ hearts and they capture their minds. They are able to really teach to them and to create an attitude that’s positive around learning. Students love being here.”
Parent, Megan R.

Early Middle School

“When my daughter walks down the hallway, every adult and every faculty member knows her name, and knows her story. They see her and they know her, and as a parent that is invaluable.”
Parent, Jill B.

Middle School

"Getting their brains to exist in more than one classroom at a time so students make connections—that’s the classical method. Students draw connections across subjects in a way that binds subjects together into a biblical worldview.”
Teacher, Kyle D.

Upper School

“Bear Creek students learn to think through big ideas, to make appropriate moral judgments, and to be broad enough to understand the world at large. I think it’s vital that we keep the liberal arts, not to the exclusion of STEM, but because STEM without liberal arts is, naked, it produces incomplete people.”
Teacher, Robert S.

I am motivated to create an environment where students feel they are in a community of mentors."

Tim Fenderson
Upper School Division Head



Preschool-grade 12

School Type
Independent, classical, Christian, college preparatory, co-ed day school

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International Students
Bear Creek accepts a limited number of international students in grades 7-12

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