School Uniforms

The use of uniforms has several significant benefits: they allow students to look like students, promote a mindset of school being a special place with special expectations, and develop school pride. In addition, uniforms avoid the need for a dress code, eliminate "dress competition," and present financial savings. Dress or casual uniforms are worn every school day unless otherwise designated for special events.

Uniform Guidelines

Christopher plaid swatchChristopher plaid is our school plaid across all grades, K-12. Dress day uniform items must be purchased through DENNIS Uniform.

See the complete uniform guidelines in the Family Handbook (log in on MyBC/Parents) or read the School Uniform FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.

Preschool students are not required to wear uniforms.

Lower School and Early Middle School students in grades K-6 wear dress uniforms on Chapel days, field trips, and for designated special events. Dress uniforms are also worn on the first and last day of school. The casual uniforms are worn on all other days.

Middle School students wear dress uniforms on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Mondays and Tuesdays beginning fall 2019). Casual uniforms are worn on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All Middle School students take physical education either first or second semester and must wear a P.E. uniform during class.

Upper School students wear dress uniforms on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Mondays and Tuesdays beginning fall 2019). Casual uniforms are worn on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


  1. All dress uniform sweaters, pants*, and skirts must be purchased from DENNIS Uniform.
  2. Lands' End is no longer a logo wear vendor, although existing Bear Creek logo wear (sweaters and vests, etc.) may still be worn on casual uniform days.

* See additional Upper School pants vendors below.

Uniform Guides

First page of the LS_EMS_Girls_Uniform_Guide PDF file
First page of the LS_EMS_Boys_Uniform_Guide PDF file
First page of the MS_Ladies_Uniform_Guide PDF file
First page of the MS_Gentlemen_Uniform_Guide PDF file
First page of the US_Ladies_Uniform_Guide PDF file
First page of the US_Gentlemen_Uniform_Guide PDF file

Uniform Ordering

On-Campus Event

DENNIS Uniform will be on campus on Wednesday, August 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Marilyn R. Nagel Commons in the Upper School. See flyer for details.

Logo Wear

All logo wear, plaid, and dress day sweaters, pants, and skirts must be purchased from DENNIS Uniform (online or locally at 12608 Interurban Ave. S. in Tukwila, 206-431-2000):

  • Lower School/Early Middle School code XSB050
  • Middle School/Upper School code XSB051

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DENNIS Uniform

Additional Pants Vendors

Beginning in fall 2019, Upper School students have two additional online vendors from which to purchase dress uniform pants:

Lands’ End School Uniforms 

  • School Number: 900033929

School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger 

  • School Code: BEAR01

Middle School Physical Education Uniforms

Before school starts in the fall, Middle School Physical Education uniforms (for boys and girls) must be purchased online from BSN Sports My Team Shop.

The Physical Education (P.E.) uniform items available from My Team Shop are the only uniform items which may be worn during P.E. class. Grizzlies hooded sweatshirts (see below, part of the Middle School casual school uniform) may not be worn during P.E. class. The P.E. T-shirt and shorts are required uniform items; the sweatshirt and sweatpants are recommended. (See 2019 flyer for additional details.)

BSN Sports My Team Shop

  • Access Code: TBCSPE19
    Order deadline: August 15, 2019

All other P.E. uniform items, such as socks and athletics shoes, may be purchased through any store. If you have questions or need to place an order after the deadline, please contact Carol Miller (, Physical Education Department Chair.

Hooded Sweatshirts

Middle School and Upper School

Optional Bear Creek Grizzlies hooded sweatshirts for Middle School and Upper School casual uniform may be purchased online.

Cloud 9 Sports

Sweatshirts are personalized with the student's last name on the back and are available in green, navy, white, and charcoal gray for grades 7-12 students.

Sweatshirts are shipped directly to you at your home address. Orders may be placed anytime. Orders received by the 15th of the month will arrive on or before the 10th of the following month. If you have questions about your order, please contact Cloud 9 Sports (425-830-3843 or or Middle School Division Assistant Carol Willard (

Students may also purchase navy sweatshirts embroidered with the school logo through DENNIS Uniform (no personalization available). Navy embroidered sweatshirts are available in several styles (crew, full-zip, 1/4- zip, and hooded).

Upper School Only

Upper School students have additional sweatshirt options.

  • House sweatshirts orders must be placed by August 8, 2019 and will be delivered to students on the first day of school. It is not necessary to specify your House when you place the order (new students and freshmen won't know their House until the first day of school!)
  • The senior class will design a sweatshirt in the fall and orders are taken online.

Place Sweatshirt Order