Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, and Grants

In the 2022 – 2023 academic year, Bear Creek awarded over $2.4 million in need-based assistance to approximately 25% of the student population.

Tuition Assistance

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. Our tuition assistance program assists families with domestic students in grades K – 12.

Scholarships

Price Scholarship

Price Scholarship

The Price Scholarship program seeks to enroll talented mission-fit new grade 9 students who demonstrate academic excellence, Christian faith, and active school-community participation and leadership. The Price Scholarship is a merit-based renewable award.

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C.S. Lewis Legacy Scholarship

The purpose of the C.S. Lewis Legacy Scholarship Fund is to support the mission, program, and activities of The Bear Creek School by providing scholarships to incoming and returning K – 12 students/families that demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian faith and are unable to attend Bear Creek for financial reasons. This scholarship is designed to fill unmet need between tuition assistance awards and the price of tuition and helps make a Bear Creek education possible to more students. This scholarship requires submission of annual tuition assistance application. 

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Frances and Roy F. Simperman Scholarship

The purpose of the Frances and Roy F. Simperman Scholarship Fund is to support the mission, program, and activities of The Bear Creek School by providing tuition assistance to current Bear Creek students/families who demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian faith and have need for additional financial assistance in order to attend Bear Creek. This scholarship is available to current Bear Creek students in grades 6 and above who are eligible for reenrollment to grades 7 and above. To learn more, please contact Director of Admissions Christie Hazeltine at chazeltine@tbcs.org. This scholarship requires submission of annual tuition assistance application.

Cornerstone Grant

These grants are awarded to new and returning domestic families who do not meet the threshold for tuition assistance, but still have demonstrated financial need and meet certain awarding criteria. All who apply for Tuition Assistance are automatically reviewed for eligibility for a Cornerstone Grant. For yearly grant consideration, recipients reapply for tuition assistance and may continue to qualify for eligibility based on an annual review of their tuition assistance application, updated financial information, and a review of new or ongoing circumstances.

Sibling Subsidy

A Sibling Subsidy is available to families with more than one domestic student in grades K – 12. Print a Sibling Subsidy Form or pick one up in the main office. A 2.5% sibling subsidy is available upon hand delivered receipt of the Sibling Subsidy Request Form to Accounts Receivable in the Main building at Redmond Campus or send a scan of the completed Sibling Subsidy form to businessoffice@tbcs.org. Sibling subsidy requests must be received by current Bear Creek families by January 31, 2023. Families new to Bear Creek may request this subsidy at the time they complete their child’s enrollment.

Sibling Subsidy Form

Tuition Assistance Application

Financial Aid Application

Complete the online financial aid application on the School & Student Services website. Log in to the Family Portal; our school code is 1165. Please note that there is a $60 fee assessed by SSS at the time of application.

  • Current Families: Submit your online SSS application on or before January 9, 2023.
  • New Applicant Families: Applying for admission to The Bear Creek School and applying for tuition assistance are two separate processes. The tuition assistance application must be submitted at the same time you submit your child’s application for admission. Tuition assistance is awarded on an annual basis and must be re-applied for each year (although current students are offered re-enrollment every year).

Please upload the required additional documents to the SSS website per their instructions with your application. Your final award is dependent on receiving these required documents.

SSS Resources

Questions?

Please email tuitionassistance@tbcs.org with any other questions you may have about our tuition assistance program or to schedule an appointment with the Business Office.

Confidentiality Statement

Bear Creek will treat as confidential all financial information provided by families. Only the Tuition Assistance Committee will review this information. The identity of all students receiving tuition assistance will be held in strict confidence.