Admissions

Learn more about Bear Creek Preschool by attending an Open House or contacting us at admissions@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 437 to schedule a personalized campus tour. During your visit you will have the opportunity to step into classrooms and see firsthand what makes Bear Creek Preschool exceptional.

Requirements and Deadlines

The application deadline (all items submitted) for priority consideration is January 24, 2020 (siblings by December 16, 2019); however we continue (and encourage) you to apply after this date, as we make rolling admissions decisions until full enrollment is achieved.

For 2020 – 2021 Enrollment

Class offerings are dependent on enrollment.

P3 Classes: Children must be three years of age by August 31, 2020 and be toilet trained.

  • 2 mornings, T/TH, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. This class is designed and recommended for younger three-year-olds who will turn four between January and August 2021.
  • 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, 2020 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, 2021  and be toilet trained.

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

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • Parent questionnaire
  • Parent and child interview – Unless other arrangements are made, preschool interviews take place at our Valley Campus.
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, submit a copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa).

Admissions Decisions

All application items listed above must be completed in order to receive an admission decision. P3, P4, and P5 admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid-late January. If applying after January 24, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until full enrollment is achieved.

Admission decisions are based on the strength of each applicant’s overall application compared with the overall pool of applicants. Parents or legal guardians will receive one of three admission decision notifications:

  • Accepted – Applicant meets Bear Creek’s admission criteria, and 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 we are unable to accommodate will be given the opportunity to convert their applications forward to the next grade level in the following academic year. Updated information will be required, however certain items will be waived.
  • Denied – Applicant does not meet Bear Creek’s admission criteria and enrollment will not be offered.

Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 Preschool Tuition and Fee Schedule

Grade Level Annual 10-Month

P3 – Two Days

P3 – Three Days

P4 – Three Days

P4 – Four Days

P4 – Five Days

P5 – Five Days

$4,475

$5,850

$5,850

$7,725

$9,375

$9,375

$447.50

$585.00

$585.00

$772.50

$937.50

$937.50

 

  • Enrollment Fee: $300 per student. This fee is due each year to reserve a space upon enrollment. (Non-refundable)

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