Application Requirements and Deadlines

In addition to submitting an online Application Form, there are other items required in order for your child’s application to be complete and ready for our Admissions Committee to review. If you have already submitted an online Application Form, you may view these required application items in the Admission Portal; if you have not submitted an online Application Form, or for quick reference, see the lists below. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our application requirements and deadlines. All required items must be received by stated deadlines before an admission decisions can be made.

Note: Scholarship applicants have additional requirements beyond those listed below. See Scholarships for information about each specific scholarship.

P3, P4, and P5

For priority consideration, applications are encouraged by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017); however we continue (and encourage) you to apply after this date, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached. Your early application will allow us to schedule your parent/child interview in a timely manner.

P3 Classes: Children must be three years of age by August 31, 2018 and be toilet trained.

  • 2 mornings, T/TH, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. This class is designed for younger three-year-olds who will turn four between January and August 2018.
  • 3 mornings, M/W/F, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

P4 Classes: Children must be four years of age by August 31, 2018 and be toilet trained.

  • 3 mornings, M/W/F, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • 4 mornings, M/T/W/TH, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

P5 Classes: Children must be five years of age by January 1, 2019 and be toilet trained.

  • 5 mornings, M/T/W/TH/F, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete the online Application Form.
  • Parent short answer (form in Admission Portal)
  • Parent and child interview – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule the interview at our Valley Campus.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid-late January. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment is achieved.. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Kindergarten

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5. 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in November, December, or early January. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answer (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1 teacher evaluation (form in Admission Portal)
  • Admission testing at Bear Creek or with educational psychologist – If testing at Bear Creek, register for a test date online. It is best to test in November, December, or early January. Applicants who test on or before February 5 will be considered for a priority admission decision. If testing after February 28, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to find an alternative date that works for your calendar.
  • Parent interview – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule the interview in the Main Building at our Redmond Campus.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grade 1

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in November, December, or early January. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answer (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1 teacher evaluation (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report card from current school year.
  • Admission testing at Bear Creek or with educational psychologist – If testing at Bear Creek, register for a test date online. It is best to test in November, December, or early January. Applicants who test on or before February 5 will be considered for a priority admission decision. If testing after February 28, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to find an alternative date that works for your calendar.
  • Parent interview – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule the interview in the Main Building at our Redmond Campus.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grade 2

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in November, January, or by February 2, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answer (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1 teacher evaluation (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous school year
  • Admission testing (Primary ISEE or with educational psychologist) – ISEE test fee is $110. You will find an invitation code and the link to register for the Primary ISEE in the testing section of the Admission Portal. It is best to test in late November, early January, or by February 2, 2018. Applicants who test on or before February 2 will be considered for a priority admission decision. Applicants who test after February 2 will be considered for a rolling admission decision. If you would like your child to test after the last date offered, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to find an alternative date that works for your calendar.
  • Parent interview – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule the interview in the Main Building at our Redmond Campus.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grade 3

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in late November or by January 31, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answer (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1 teacher evaluation (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous two school years
  • Admission testing (Primary ISEE or with educational psychologist) – ISEE test fee is $110. You will find an invitation code and the link to register for the Primary ISEE in the testing section of the Admission Portal. It is best to test in late November or by January 31, 2018. Applicants who test on or before January 31 will be considered for a priority admission decision. Applicants who test after January 31 will be considered for a rolling admission decision. If you would like your child to test after the last test date offered, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to find an alternative date that works for your calendar.
  • Parent interview – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule the interview in the Main Building at our Redmond Campus.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grade 4

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in late November or by January 31, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answers (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1 teacher evaluation (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous two school years
  • Admission testing (Primary ISEE, SSAT, or with an educational psychologist). You will find an invitation code and the link to register for the Primary ISEE in the testing section of the Admission Portal. It is best to take the ISEE in late November or by January 31, 2018 or the SSAT in December/January or by February 3, 2018. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org; Bear Creek's SSAT school code is 1527. Applicants who take the ISEE on or before February 3 or the SSAT on or before January 6 may be considered for a priority admission decision. Applicants who test after these dates will be considered for a mid-March admission decision. If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to discuss testing with an educational psychologist or other testing options.
  • Morning student visit – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule and obtain details. Dates fill quickly, please schedule early in order to have this step completed by January 16.
  • Student and parent interview – This interview occurs at the conclusion of the student’s morning visit. Details will be discussed with you when you schedule the visit.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grade 5

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing before February 3, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answers (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1 teacher evaluation (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous two school years
  • Admission testing (ISEE, SSAT, or with educational psychologist) – Register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek’s ISEE school code is 481705. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org. Bear Creek’s SSAT school code is 1527. Applicants who take the ISEE on or before February 3 or the SSAT on or before January 6 will be considered for a priority admission decision. If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to discuss testing with an educational psychologist or other testing options.
  • Morning student visit – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule and obtain details. Dates fill quickly, please schedule early in order to have this step completed by January 16.
  • Student and parent interview – This interview occurs at the conclusion of the student’s morning visit. Details will be discussed with you when you schedule the visit.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grade 6

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing before February 3, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answers (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1 teacher evaluation (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous two school years
  • Candidate questionnaire (form in Admission Portal) – This form should be completed by the applicant.
  • Admission testing (ISEE, SSAT, or with educational psychologist) – Register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek’s ISEE school code is 481705. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org. Bear Creek’s SSAT school code is 1527. Applicants who take the ISEE on or before February 3 or the SSAT on or before January 6 will be considered for a priority admission decision. If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to discuss testing with an educational psychologist or other testing options.
  • Morning or full day student visit – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule and obtain details. Dates fill quickly, please schedule early in order to have this step completed by January 16.
  • Student and parent interview – This interview occurs at the conclusion of the student’s morning visit. Details will be discussed with you when you schedule the visit.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grade 7

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing before February 3, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answers (form in Admission Portal)
  • 1-2 teacher evaluations (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous two school years
  • Candidate questionnaire (form in Admission Portal) – This form should be completed by the applicant.
  • Admission testing (ISEE, SSAT, or with educational psychologist) – Register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek’s ISEE school code is 481705. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org. Bear Creek’s SSAT school code is 1527. Applicants who take the ISEE on or before February 3 or the SSAT on or before January 6 will be considered for a priority admission decision. If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to discuss testing with an educational psychologist or other testing options.
  • Morning or full day student visit – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule and obtain details. Dates fill quickly, please schedule early in order to have this step completed by January 16.
  • Student and parent interview – This interview occurs at the conclusion of the student’s morning visit. Details will be discussed with you when you schedule the visit.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grades 8

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing before February 3, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answers (form in Admission Portal)
  • 4 teacher evaluations (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous two school years
  • Candidate questionnaire (form in Admission Portal) – This form should be completed by the applicant.
  • Admission testing (ISEE, SSAT, or with educational psychologist) – Register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek’s ISEE school code is 481705. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org. Bear Creek’s SSAT school code is 1527. Applicants who take the ISEE on or before February 3 or the SSAT on or before January 6 will be considered for a priority admission decision. If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to discuss testing with an educational psychologist or other testing options.
  • Morning or full-day student visit – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule and obtain details. Dates fill quickly, please schedule early in order to have this step completed by January 16.
  • Student and parent interview – This interview occurs at the conclusion of the student’s visit. Details will be discussed with you when you schedule the visit.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Grades 9, 10, and 11

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018 (siblings by December 5, 2017). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing before February 3, 2018. You may still apply after January 16, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is reached.

Requirements:

  • We would love to see you on campus! Please email (admissions@tbcs.org) or call us (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a campus tour. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answers (form in Admission Portal)
  • 4 teacher evaluations (form in Admission Portal)
  • Copy of report cards from current school year and previous two school years
  • Candidate questionnaire (form in Admission Portal) – This form should be completed by the applicant.
  • Admission testing (ISEE, SSAT, or with educational psychologist) – Register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek’s ISEE school code is 481705. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org. Bear Creek’s SSAT school code is 1527. Applicants who take the ISEE on or before February 3 or the SSAT on or before January 6 will be considered for a priority admission decision. If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to discuss testing with an educational psychologist or other testing options. Note: Price Scholarship applicants must take the ISEE on or before January 13, 2018. The ISEE is the only admission test we accept for Price Scholarship applicants.
  • If your child has attended school in the United States for less than two years and he/she is not a native English speaker, he/she is also required to take the TOEFL. You may register for the TOEFL at ww.toefl.org. Our ETS code for score reporting purposes is 0929. If admitted/enrolled, your child will be required to take our ELL course.
  • Afternoon or full-day student visit – Please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule and obtain details. Dates fill quickly, please schedule early in order to have this step completed by January 16.
  • Student and parent interview – This interview occurs at the conclusion of the student’s visit. Details will be discussed with you when you schedule the visit.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 23, 2018 and March 16, 2018 for other applicants. If applying after January 16, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment has been achieved. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

International - Grades 9, 10, and 11

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 16, 2018. It is best to complete testing (TOEFL and ISEE or SSAT) in October or November so that Skype interviews (if granted) may be scheduled in November and December. If interested in applying after January 16 deadline, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to inquire if we are still accepting applications. All application items must be received by June 1, 2018.

Requirement

  • Tours for international families are optional and offered by appointment only on most Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please contact the Office of Admissions via email (admissions@tbcs.org) or phone (425-898-1720 ext. 437) to schedule a Thursday afternoon tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer tours to families who arrive without a pre-scheduled tour appointment. Tours are offered October through August.
  • Register for username and password by completing this short form. Your credentials will be emailed to you immediately.
  • Log in to the Admission Portal to complete online Application Form.
  • Parent short answers (form in Admission Portal)
  • 4 teacher evaluations (form in Admission Portal)
  • Notarized copies of official transcripts (both in language of origin and translated in English) from current school year and previous two school years
  • Candidate questionnaire (form in Admission Portal) – This form should be completed by the applicant.
  • Admission testing (TOEFL and ISEE or SSAT) – Register for the TOEFL at www.toefl.org. Our ETS code for score reporting purposes is 0929. Register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek’s ISEE school code is 481705. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org. Bear Creek’s SSAT school code is 1527. It is best to take the TOEFL in October or November and the ISEE or SSAT in November through mid-January. Applicants must achieve the following TOEFL scores in order to be considered for a Skype interview.
    • Grade 9 applicants: TOEFL score of 80 or higher
    • Grade 10 applicants: TOEFL score of 85 or higher
    • Grade 11 applicants: TOEFL score of 90 or higher
  • Student interview via Skype – If an interview is granted, the Admissions Office will contact you via email to schedule this interview. Note: TOEFL scores, ISEE or SSAT scores, and official transcripts must be received before an interview may be scheduled.
  • Copy of applicant's passport and copy of parent's visa which show visa type and expiration date – Please scan and email to admissions@tbcs.org.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee – Pay this fee online through the Admission Portal.
  • Admission decisions will be emailed by March 16, 2018. Please note that all application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision.

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are based on the strength of each applicant’s overall application compared with the overall pool of applicants. The parents or legal guardians of all completed and reviewed student applications receive one of three admission decision notifications:

  • Accepted – Applicant meets Bear Creek’s admission criteria, and an enrollment will be offered.
  • Candidate Pool – Applicant meets Bear Creek’s admission criteria, but the number of qualified applicants exceeds class capacity. If/when openings in a class occur, a qualified applicant will be selected from the Candidate Pool and offered admission. Those who cannot be accommodated will be contacted in the fall and asked if they would like to convert their candidacy for consideration in the next grade level/next academic year.
  • Denied – Applicant does not meet Bear Creek’s admission criteria. Please keep in mind that decisions are difficult to make and we are unable to share the reasons for denials, as admission files contain confidential information that may not be disclosed.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Current families applying for a new student can also log in to the Admission Portal to start an application.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Additional information is available for international student applicants.

Since we have such small class sizes we can really focus on the needs of each child."

Nika Childers
Teacher

AT A GLANCE

Established
1988

Grades
Preschool-grade 12

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

School Profile

2017-2018 School Profile

2016-2017 School Profile

2015-2016 School Profile

2014-2015 School Profile

2013-2014 School Profile

International Students
Bear Creek accepts a limited number of international students in grades 9-12

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