Tuition and Financial Aid

Affording a Bear Creek Education

Ensuring that Bear Creek is accessible to a wide spectrum of students and families will continue to enrich our learning environment and contribute to the strength and quality of the educational experience. In the 2023 – 2024 academic year, Bear Creek awarded over $2.7 million in need-based assistance to approximately 25% of the K – 12 student population.

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Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, and Grants

Tuition assistance enables The Bear Creek School to enroll mission-fit students who would not otherwise have access to an independent school education because of financial constraints. We also have scholarships and grants, both need based and merit based, to assist families in affording a Bear Creek education.

See Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, and Grants

2024 – 2025 Preschool Tuition and Fee Schedule

Grade Level Annual 10-Month

P3 – Two Half-Days

P3 – Three Half-Days

P4 – Three Half-Days

P4 – Four Half-Days

P5 – Five Half-Days

$5,840

$7,690

$7,690

$10,110

$12,260

$584

$769

$769

$1,011

$1,226

 

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

2024 – 2025 K – 12 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Grade Level Annual 10-Month
Kindergarten – 2/3-Day
Two full days (Tu,Th) and three mornings (M,W,F)
$20,130 $2,013
Kindergarten – Full-Day $28,590 $2,859
Grades 1 – 6 $28,590 $2,859
Grades 7 – 12 $34,550 $3,455

 

  • Enrollment Fee: $300 per student. This fee is due each year to reserve a space upon enrollment. (Non-refundable)
  • Facility Fee: $2,000 per family. This is an annual fee for K – 12 students which funds the yearly cost of facility maintenance and improvements. It is due with monthly tuition payments or in full by May 5, 2024. (Non-refundable)
  • Division Fee:
    • $200 per student in grades K – 4 includes PTF dues and field trips
    • $400 per student in grades 5 – 8 includes PTF and ASB dues, and book rental fees
    • $600 per student in grades 9 – 12 includes PTF and ASB dues, book rental fees, and student-issued device
  • Senior Fee: $325 per student in grade 12. This fee covers Senior Blast Trip, cap and gown, and Commencement recording.

Additional fees may include AP exams, yearbook, competitions, learning aids, athletics participation, etc. These fees are subject to change and are due from time to time, throughout the year.

2024 – 2025 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Tuition and Fee Payment Options

  • Payment in Full: All students receive a 2.0% tuition discount if tuition is paid in full before May 5, 2024.
  • Ten Equal Monthly Payments: The Bear Creek School uses a tuition remittance program called FACTS for the ten-month tuition and/or fee payment option. Payment is due on fifth (5th) of each month (May 2024 – February 2025). The annual fee for FACTS is $50.

Tuition Insurance

  • Tuition insurance is recommended and is available through a number of insurance companies, including but not limited to A.W.G. Dewar Inc. Tuition Refund Plan. The A.W.G. Dewar Inc. plan provides an opportunity to insure tuition in the event of withdrawal under certain circumstances. Be sure to read the policy carefully to make sure you understand the terms, conditions, and dates of coverage. For more information about the Dewar plan, please read the brochure.
  • The Bear Creek School has negotiated a premium of 1.9% of the annual tuition (less tuition assistance, scholarships, and discounts) with A.W.G. Dewar Inc.’s Tuition Refund Plan. If you choose to participate in the A.W.G. Dewar Inc. plan and indicate this choice on your child’s Enrollment Contract, your tuition insurance payment(s) will be included with your choice of payment schedule.
Non-Discriminatory Statement

The Bear Creek School admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, or scholarship, athletics, and other school-administered programs.