Headmaster Updates

Headmaster Update: Thank You and Please Join Us in Celebrating the Class of 2023


Thank you for helping The Bear Creek School deliver on its mission during the 2022 – 2023 school year. Please watch this video for an invitation to the Class of 2023 Commencement.

Senior Capstone Project Presentations

Please join the Class of 2023 for the formal presentations of their Senior Capstone Projects. Graduating seniors conclude their course of study at Bear Creek by developing and pursuing a challenging, meaningful, and self-directed project in an area of personal interest. This year’s projects explore a diverse array of topics, including writing and recording jazz music, producing a documentary on Lebanese immigrants, foraging for wild plants and mushrooms, and learning metal forging.

The presentations are open to the public and held at the Upper School from June 12 – 15. (presentation schedule). Alternately, you may stream the presentations live on YouTube. Come and witness the culmination of these students’ Bear Creek education!


The entire Bear Creek community is invited to attend the school's twenty-third Commencement on Saturday, June 17, at Eastridge Church (24205 SE Issaquah Fall City Road, Issaquah) on the Sammamish Plateau. No tickets are required, and the ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Grace and peace,

Patrick Carruth
President and Headmaster

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Patrick Carruth

Thank you for your support during the 2022 – 2023 school year. Please join us for Class of 2023 Commencement!

Patrick Carruth and Kathy Keith

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Patrick Carruth

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Patrick Carruth and Karen Blankenbeckler

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Headmaster Update

Hear an alumna discuss her experience as a student and explain why she chose to send her own children to Bear Creek.

Patrick Carruth

Happy New Year 2023!

Merry Christmas from The Bear Creek School!

Merry Christmas from The Bear Creek School!

Christmas at Bear Creek

Invitation to Christmas at Bear Creek 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from The Bear Creek School!

Patrick Carruth and Vivian Hom

Hear how Bear Creek trustee Vivian Hom has demonstrated her commitment to the mission of the school over 20+ years.

Headmaster Update

Hear how Bear Creek volunteers help support the mission of The Bear Creek School.

We are looking forward to a great 2022 – 2023 school year!

Patrick Carruth

Thank you for your support during the 2021 – 2022 school year and have a great summer!

Patrick Carruth and Dr. Suzannah Calvery

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