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Learning to Love Learning

We all want our children to love school, to enjoy learning, and to be motivated to know more about the world around them. Yet it is easy to focus more on the end result, achievements and grades, or with younger students the pace at which they reach certain milestones. On occasion I have had parents …

Posted by tparker in Early Years on Thursday January 19 at 02:23PM
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Meet: Lucy Caile

by Juliette Shields

Lucy is a 16 year old sophomore at Bear Creek who joined the school three years ago. Lucy decided to transfer to Bear Creek because of the school’s unique atmosphere. Lucy has found the students to be “very studious and caring,” which helps motivate her to keep up with her studies…

Posted by jshields in Faces of Bear Creek, Student Blog on Wednesday January 18
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Meet: Me

Hello, my name is Juliette Shields, and I am currently a sophomore at The Bear Creek School. I started at Bear Creek in kindergarten and left the summer before grade 5 to live abroad in Finland. I returned to Bear Creek for grade 7 and have been here ever since. I have always loved Bear Creek, but …

Posted by Christina Glass in Student Blog on Friday January 13
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Considering Advanced Placement Courses

Building a Balanced and Rigorous Transcript

Frances Carhart

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are demanding courses and may earn college credit or advanced standing during the college freshman year.

Creating a high school course load with the right level of rigor is important and based on highly individual factors. …

Posted by fcarhart in College Advising on Wednesday January 11
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The Why, the What, the How of Christian Classical Education

One of the items I found time to pull from the bottom of my reading stack was an article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal titled, Mad Max and the Meltdown. Notwithstanding the several issues raised in this piece, I was intrigued by one paragraph in particular which placed a moral …

Posted by pcarruth in Headmaster: Quill & Crossbow on Friday December 16, 2016
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Paying for College: A Few Things to Consider

Frances CarhartCollege is just plain expensive—but most would argue the investment and financial sacrifices are worth it. Rarely do students select a college based on cost alone, but the financial impact of higher education is substantial and should be an important point of evaluation for each school on the “apply
Posted by Christina Glass in College Advising on Monday December 12, 2016
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Five Tips for a Successful College Visit

Students often report that the college visit is the single most helpful experience when it comes to making a good "best fit" decision. College visits offer an opportunity to sense the feel of a particular campus, ask important questions about the college, and demonstrate interest to a college or
Posted by fcarhart in College Advising on Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Why Christian Classical Education?

Patrick Carruth

Gently pulling out the drawer on the dark cherry armoire, he revealed the hand carved dovetail joint which fastened the corners together and explained to me how to identify quality craftsmanship.

This is how my father showed me to spot furniture that would outlive both of us – to identify quality in …

Posted by pcarruth in Headmaster: Quill & Crossbow on Thursday November 17, 2016
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“That Stinks!”: Tips for Reducing Complaining and Arguing in the Classroom and the Home

Rachael Urban

Can you think of something that stinks? Just the word itself conjures up thoughts and places in my mind. I think of the kitchen environment and particular foods that can smell strong or poignant. One that comes to mind are onions. I love having onions in my food but an onion smell can linger in our …

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Strengthening your Child’s Brain

Karen Blankenbeckler

Neuroscientists have done a tremendous amount of research on the brain in the last fifteen years. While no one would claim that the findings of current brain research can or should completely prescribe teaching methods, there are many exciting discoveries that help us better understand the brain and…

Posted by kblankenbeckler in Early Years, Elementary Age, Preteens on Thursday October 27, 2016
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