The Bear Creek School
Strategic Plan 2024
Establish The Bear Creek School as a beacon on Union Hill for current and future generations.
Nurture a vibrant culture and community that attracts missional faculty and staff and families and commits to care for all people as made in God's image.
Strengthen The Bear Creek School by recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff, and developing future school leadership.
Elevate Bear Creek as a model for creative, innovative Christian liberal arts programming, and expand our outreach into the community.
Secure the future of The Bear Creek School through long-term planning for measured growth and fiscal stability.
Ensuring Our Future
This is The Bear Creek School’s fifth Strategic Plan, building on more than 30 years of God’s providence and shaping the years to come as we remain faithful to our mission.
These core values underpin the Strategic Plan and along with our Christian worldview, provide the basis for a healthy culture for all of our employees, students, and families.
Wisdom We seek to cultivate intellectual virtue in students so they develop wisdom to live lives of integrity and influence.
Compassion We seek to foster in students a love and compassion for their neighbors and the greater community, treating each person with dignity and respect, as made in imago dei, demonstrated by word and deed.
Courage We seek to encourage students to be courageous, to follow their dreams and use their gifts, and to lead by engaging the world as the individual God intends.
Trust We seek to strengthen mutual trust and caring among our employees, relying on one another as one coherent team.
Innovation We seek to empower faculty and staff members to address challenges creatively, to grow and learn, and to view their Bear Creek experience as a shared adventure.
Predictability and Support We seek to create an environment focused on stability and reliability, in which students and adults alike clearly understand expectations and receive the support they need to meet and even exceed those expectations.