Bear Creek School

Front entrance of school building

The Bear Creek School is a nationally recognized leader in providing a classical Christian liberal arts education. Bear Creek’s college preparatory academics include honors and Advanced Placement courses taught in small classes by dedicated teachers in a supportive Christian community.

The Bear Creek School is invested in students and intentional in outcome. By teaching students how to think, instead of what to think, Bear Creek prepares students for success beyond the classroom. Providing a classical education with a rigorous curriculum taught from a Christian worldview equips students to lead by engaging the world with wisdom, compassion, and courage.


  • Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
  • AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)

We require applicants to grades 9-11 to take the TOEFL the applicant’s first language or the primary language spoke in the applicant’s home is not English and the applicant has studied in the United States for less than two full academic years.

We recommend applicants take the TOEFL in October or November. Please note: Bear Creek has a limited ESL/ELL program; therefore, to help ensure student success, we consider applicants with TOEFL scores as follows:

  • Grade 9 applicants: TOEFL score of 80 or higher
  • Grade 10 applicants: TOEFL score of 85 or higher
  • Grade 11 applicants: TOEFL score of 90 or higher

In addition to the TOEFL, applicants must also take either the ISEE or SSAT.

An interview is required. For families living abroad, we may conduct a Skype interview after all other required pieces of the application have been received. If we do not contact you to schedule an interview, no interview is required.

The Bear Creek School’s curriculum is a rigorous, college preparatory program.

  • In Literature: focusing on the great books—books read by the intellectual giants of our
    culture, books that are great teachers
  • In History: teaching the significance of history as part of the flow of the Western
    civilization continuum
  • In Language: teaching Latin in Lower School, Early Middle School, and Middle School,
    and as an option in Upper School
  • In the Classics: educating Upper School students in logic, philosophy, ethics, rhetoric,
    and apologetics


8905 208th Ave NE Redmond, WA

School Details

School Type: Private, Co-Ed
Grades: PreK-12
Total Enrollment: 793