Admissions Testing

Kindergarten and Grade 1

Admissions testing for kindergarten and grade 1 will be held in the Main Building at Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave NE, Redmond). Check in at 12:30 p.m.; testing will be from 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you have not done so already, please create a account and submit an online application (via your child’s Admission Portal) before selecting a test date.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

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Monday, December 9, 2019

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Monday, January 6, 2020

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Friday, January 24, 2020

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Grades 2-4

Independent School Entrance Exam (Primary ISEE)

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The Bear Creek School is a test site for the primary levels of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The ISEE is our preferred admission test, and it is offered at Bear Creek on the dates listed below. An invitation code is necessary and can be obtained in your child’s Admission Portal. Register at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek's school code is 481705. You may register online up to seven days prior to the test date; thereafter, call the Admissions Office for registration assistance.

Grade 2 Primary ISEE Test Dates

Friday, December 13, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Check in at 11:45 a.m. at the Main Building on our Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave. NE, Redmond); testing will be from 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Students must present ISEE verification letter and acceptable form of I.D. at check-in.

Grades 3 Primary ISEE Test Dates

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Check in at 11:45 a.m. at the Main Building on our Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave. NE, Redmond); testing will be from 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Students must present ISEE verification letter and acceptable form of I.D. at check-in.

Grades 4 Primary ISEE Test Dates

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Check in at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Building on our Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave. NE, Redmond); testing will be from 1:45 – 3:0 p.m. Students must present ISEE verification letter and acceptable form of I.D. at check-in.

Secondary School Admission Test

We also accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) for grade 4 applicants if this test is more convenient for your family. Register at www.ssat.org. The Bear Creek School's SSAT school code is 1527.

If applying after the last dates listed above, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss alternative test options. 

Grades 5 and Above

Independent School Entrance Exam

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The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is Bear Creek's preferred admission test for domestic students. Register at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek's school code is 481705. Although applicants may take the ISEE at other locations (see ISEE website for complete list of test dates and sites), The Bear Creek School is a test site for the ISEE on:

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020*
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020

Check in at 8:30 a.m. at the Main Building on our Redmond Campus (8905 208th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053). Testing starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Students must present their ISEE verification letter and an acceptable form of I.D. at check-in.

* Price Scholarship applicants must take the ISEE on or before January 18, 2020. The ISEE is the only admission test we accept for Price Scholarship applicants.

Secondary School Admission Test

We also accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) for domestic students if this test is more convenient for your family. Register at www.ssat.org. The Bear Creek School's SSAT code is 1527.

If applying after the last ISEE or SSAT test date, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-898-1720 ext. 328 to discuss alternative test options.

English Language Proficiency – Grades 9 and Above

Applicants to grades 9-11 must take the TOEFL if the applicant's first language or the primary language spoken in the applicant's home is not English and if the applicant has studied in the United States for less than two full academic years. Please schedule the TOEFL exam at www.toefl.org. Our ETS code for TOEFL score reporting purposes is 0929. Applicants must also take either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).