Your generosity is inspiring. Together we have raised more than $438,000 to transform our outdoor areas into even more incredible spaces for learning and exploring!
The generosity of our community during the Gratitude Gala will enhance our outdoor space, including the Lower School playground, Preschool DIG area and playground, and the natural areas connecting the Main building and Upper School.
One of the many things these past two years has reinforced is the importance of outdoor spaces. Our current playgrounds offer plenty of space to be active, but it is time to upgrade them and make them even better and safer. The Lower School playground will get new equipment and a new surface at the same level as the sidewalk. The Preschool will gain additional flexible outdoor classroom areas, including improvements to the DIG program garden.
All our students at Redmond Campus will enjoy a new terraced amphitheater on the lawn by the Fitness Center, where they can perform, have outdoor lessons, and be in community. We will also upgrade the landscaping and install flexible seating and tables in the area by the pond for Upper School students to use as additional learning areas as well as for lunch, small group meetings, and break times.
Outdoor play and fresh air are essential to our students and important components of a Bear Creek education. Studies have shown that physical activity in a natural environment benefits students' ability to retain what they have learned, improves their social and emotional well-being, and reduces stress. Our upgraded outdoor areas will also contribute to building connections and community among our students.
Thank you for making this project possible!
Relive the Fun
It was wonderful celebrating Bear Creek at the in-person Gala dinner. Make sure you check Vidigami for photos from the event.