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 about uniforms and free dress days.

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 Mondays and Tuesdays. Casual uniforms are worn on Wednesdays, 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 Mondays and Tuesdays. Casual uniforms are worn on Wednesdays, 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.

Face Coverings

Information about Face Coverings may be found on our School Supplies page.

Uniform Guides

These guides provide examples of some uniform options. The guides are not complete representations of every uniform option nor is every piece shown required. See the complete uniform guidelines in the Family Handbook (log in on MyBC/Parents).

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

Dress Uniforms

All logo wear, plaid, and dress day sweaters, pants, and skirts must be purchased from DENNIS Uniform. Sign up to receive email notification of upcoming DENNIS Uniform sales and promotions. Order early; due to supply chain disruptions, deliveries are taking longer than usual.

DENNIS Uniform

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

Upper School Only

Upper School students have two additional online vendors from which to purchase dress uniform pants:

Lands’ End School Uniforms 

  • Upper School number: 900033929

School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger 

  • Upper School code: BEAR01

Middle School Physical Education Uniforms

During the 2021 – 2022 school year, Middle School P.E. uniforms will not be required.

Hooded Sweatshirts

All Students

Sweatshirts sold in the Grizzly Gear Shop may be worn in K – 12 classrooms on casual uniform days. There are a wide variety of styles, colors, and logos available in addition to personalization.

Grizzly Gear Shop

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. 

Senior Class

The senior class has designed a sweatshirt which is available for purchase in the Grizzly Gear Shop.

House Gear shops

Upper School students may order House sweatshirts and other merchandise onlline:

Letter Jackets

Upper School students may wear letter jackets as part of the school uniform on both casual and dress uniform days. Any student may wear a letter jacket whether or not he/she has earned a varsity letter in a sport or activity. Information about how to earn a varsity letter is found in the Family Handbook (see MyBC/Parents or MyBC/Students). 

Athletics Letter Jacket Information

Activities Letter Jacket Information