Application Requirements and Deadlines

For 2018-2019 Enrollment

We are still accepting applications for admission for the 2018-2019 school year; however, before submitting an application, please call the Admissions Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to inquire about space availability.

For 2019-2020 Enrollment

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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018); 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.

For 2019-2020 Enrollment

Class offerings are dependent on enrollment.

P3 Classes: Children must be three years of age by August 31, 2019 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 2020.
  • 3 mornings, M/W/F, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • New 4 mornings, M/T/W/TH, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. This class is designed and recommended for older three-year-olds who will turn four before January 2020.

P4 Classes: Children must be four years of age by August 31, 2019 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.
  • New 5 mornings, M/T/W/TH/F, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

P5 Classes: Children must be five years of age by January 1, 2020  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 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, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid-late January. If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in November, December, or early January. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Children must be five years of age by August 31, 2019.
  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1 teacher evaluation
  • Admission testing at Bear Creek
  • Parent interview
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in November, December, or early January. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1 teacher evaluation
  • Report card
  • Admission testing at Bear Creek
  • Parent interview
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in December or January. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1 teacher evaluation
  • Report cards
  • Admission testing (Primary ISEE) – Note: If group test administration dates are missed, we are able to administer the Primary ISEE by appointment.
  • Parent interview
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the parent interview October through early January and schedule testing in December or January. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1 teacher evaluation
  • Report cards
  • Admission testing (Primary ISEE) – Note: If group test administration dates are missed, we are able to administer the Primary ISEE by appointment.
  • Parent interview
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the student visit and parent/student interview October through early January and schedule testing December or January. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1 teacher evaluation
  • Report cards
  • Admission testing (Primary ISEE or SSAT) – Note: If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss other test options.
  • Student visit and student/parent interview
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the student visit and parent/student interview October through early January and schedule testing by January 19, 2019. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1 teacher evaluation
  • Report cards
  • Admission testing (ISEE or SSAT) – Note: If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss other test options.
  • Student visit and parent/student interview
  • If the applicant is not an United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the student visit and parent/student interview October through early January and schedule testing by January 19, 2019. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1 teacher evaluation
  • Report cards
  • Candidate questionnaire
  • Admission testing (ISEE or SSAT) – Note: If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss other test options.
  • Student visit and parent/student interview
  • If the applicant is not a United States, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the student visit and parent/student interview October through early January and schedule testing by January 19, 2019. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 1-2 teacher evaluations
  • Report cards
  • Candidate questionnaire
  • Admission testing (ISEE or SSAT) – Note: If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss other test options.
  • Student visit and parent/student interview
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 8

For priority consideration, all application requirement items are due by January 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the student visit and parent/student interview October through early January and schedule testing by January 19, 2019. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 4 teacher evaluations
  • Report cards
  • Candidate questionnaire
  • Admission testing (ISEE or SSAT) – Note: If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss other test options.
  • Student visit and parent/student interview
  • If the applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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 25, 2019 (siblings by December 10, 2018). It is best to schedule the student visit and parent/student interview October through early January and schedule testing by January 19, 2019. Rolling admission decisions will be made for applications received after January 25, 2019. For more specific information, please login to your child’s Admission Portal.

Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Parent short answers
  • 4 teacher evaluations
  • Report cards/official transcript
  • Candidate questionnaire
  • Admission testing (ISEE or SSAT) – Note: If applying after the last test dates offered for either the ISEE or SSAT, please call the Admission Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss other test options. Price Scholarship applicants must take the ISEE on or before January 19, 2019. The ISEE is the only admission test we accept for Price Scholarship applicants.
  • If the applicant's first language or the primary language spoken in the applicant's home is not English and the applicant has studied in the United States for less than two full academic years, he/she is also required to take the TOEFL. If admitted/enrolled, your child will be required to take our ELL course. See the International Applicants page for minimum TOEFL scores.
  • Student visit and parent/student interview – Note: Applicants living abroad will be contacted directly to schedule an interview if needed.
  • If applicant is not a United States citizen, copy of United States government-approved documents (e.g. green card or visa) 
    – Note: We accept a limited number of Form I-20 students to grades 9-11.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission decisions will be emailed beginning mid to late January for siblings and between February 14, 2019 and March 15, 2019 for others (non-siblings). If applying after January 25, 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.

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.