Winter Ball

The Golf Club at Newcastle

Saturday, January 11, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Winter Ball is a highlight for many of our Upper School students. We encourage all Upper School students to attend! Many families and students independently arrange group dinners and post-dance celebrations to complement the evening. Formal attire is required, suits or tuxedos for the guys and dresses for the girls. Please follow dress code for this evening (see Family Handbook Section 9.2.15 Student Conduct at Social Events).

Newcastle Golf Club St Andrews Ballroom


A limited number of juniors and seniors may invite guests who are not current Bear Creek students. Submit Guest Request Form by December 20, 2019.

To be the guest of a Bear Creek student, our school policy requires the guest be a high school student (grades 9 – 12) currently enrolled and in good behavior and academic standing at an accredited high school or Bear Creek alumna/us under the age of 21.

Guest Request Form

Family Handbook Excerpts

Location and Transportation

Winter Ball will be held in the St. Andrews Ballroom at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, WA  98059 (Directions).

Students or parents provide transportation. Parents/students should communicate about plans for the evening: who he/she will be driving with, where he/she will be before and after the dance, etc. We want this to be a safe event for everyone.


Students should arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.


Students will depart at 11:00 p.m. unless prearrangement have been made with the Dean of Students before the day of the dance.


Includes beverage and dessert service

$35 each - sold at school during lunch January 6 – 9.
$40 each - sold at the door

Photo Schedule

A professional photographer will be on hand to take photos at the Winter Ball. Payment is required at the dance (pick up order form in Upper School office) or pay online before the dance.

Online Photo Order Form

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Freshmen
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Seniors
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Dance Instruction (no photos)
8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Sophomores
9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Juniors
10:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Anyone else