The Bear Creek School

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The Bear Creek School
MottoCredo ut intelligam
Established1988
TypePrivate Christian (nondenominational)
Cco-educational
HeadmasterPatrick Carruth
DeanRev. Jeffrey Gephart
Faculty74
Students762
GradesPreschool-12
Location8905 208th Ave NE,
Redmond, Washington, USA
CoordinatesCoordinates: 47°40′52″N 122°03′56″W / 47.681208°N 122.065446°W / 47.681208; -122.065446
AccreditationPacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, Association of Christian Schools International
ColorsForest Green, Gold
AthleticsWIAA Seatac 1B/2B
MascotTitus the Grizzly
WebsiteBear Creek School
 
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The Bear Creek School
MottoCredo ut intelligam
Established1988
TypePrivate Christian (nondenominational)
Cco-educational
HeadmasterPatrick Carruth
DeanRev. Jeffrey Gephart
Faculty74
Students762
GradesPreschool-12
Location8905 208th Ave NE,
Redmond, Washington, USA
CoordinatesCoordinates: 47°40′52″N 122°03′56″W / 47.681208°N 122.065446°W / 47.681208; -122.065446
AccreditationPacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, Association of Christian Schools International
ColorsForest Green, Gold
AthleticsWIAA Seatac 1B/2B
MascotTitus the Grizzly
WebsiteBear Creek School

The Bear Creek School is a preschool through grade twelve private school in Redmond, Washington. Educating around 750 students, the school is a non-denominational Christian religious school, focusing on college preparation.[1] Established in 1988, it lies within the Lake Washington School District.[2] The Head of school is Patrick Carruth.

Mission Statement[edit]

"Our mission is to provide a high-quality, Christian liberal arts education in a nurturing environment that will enable each student to become the individual God intends." [3]

Campuses[edit]

The Bear Creek School has four campuses in Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville, Washington. Redmond Campus (on Union Hill) houses grades K-12 classes. Valley Campus (near Perrigo Park in Redmond) houses grades K-5 classes, and the Sammamish (Pine Lake Covenant Church) and Woodinville (Woodinville Alliance Church) campuses, hold preschool and prekindergarten classes.

Academics[edit]

The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities and the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools. The school is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.[4]

Despite being a small school, Bear Creek students have had consistent successes in the National Merit Scholarship competition:

Athletics[edit]

The school is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA), participating as a member of the SeaTac 2B League and the CrossTown Middle School League.[14] In 2000 Bear Creek opted up to the larger division 1A classification. While the 1A classification provided a high level of competition and higher quality venue of sports competition, the results were troubling for the school. In 2004, the School returned to the division B classification. Numerous teams have also won academic state titles.

Performances of note:

Basketball

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track & Field

Other Sports

History[edit]

School Symbols[edit]

The school's original crest displays four symbols surrounding a cross: a book and pen signifying the arts; an atom, the sciences; a winged shoe, athletics; and an honor torch, personal character. Above the crest is the Latin motto of the School, Credo Ut Intelligam, which means, "I believe so that I may understand."[34] A more recently updated crest shows a cross and a path. The cross represents the school's Christian foundation, while the path represents the path of life.
The motto, chosen by the founders, is traceable to St. Anselm and St. Augustine before him. It expresses the necessary relation between faith and learning which is the task of the educator to nurture.

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bear Creek School", Great Schools
  2. ^ "School Grids, Seattle Metropolitan
  3. ^ "Mission", The Bear Creek School
  4. ^ "The Bear Creek School", Ziegler Capital Markets Group, 25 October 2005
  5. ^ "National Merit semifinalists announced", The Seattle Times, 18 September 2002]
  6. ^ "National Merit semifinalists are announced", The Seattle Times, 18 September 2003]
  7. ^ "National Merit semifinalists named", The Seattle Times, 14 September 2005]
  8. ^ "Merit Scholarship semifinalists", The Seattle Times, 13 September 2006]
  9. ^ "National Merit semifinalists from Eastside announced", The Seattle Times, 12 September 2007]
  10. ^ "Names of Seattle-area National Merit Scholar semifinalists announced", The Seattle Times, 10 September 2008]
  11. ^ "National Merit Scholar Recognition", The Bear Creek School, 1 October 2009]
  12. ^ "National Merit Scholarship Recognition", The Bear Creek School, 1 October 2010]
  13. ^ "Lakeside, Interlake lead local list of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists", The Seattle Times, 14 September 2011]
  14. ^ "Athletics", The Bear Creek School
  15. ^ Watanabe, Tim (18 August 2008). "Bear Creek grad Will Sanger balances books and basketball at D-I Tulsa". Redmond Reporter. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires 2B Boys Basketball Championship"
  17. ^ "Washington Class 2B basketball tournament ", The Seattle Times, 6 March 2010
  18. ^ "Statewide basketball scores", The Seattle Times, 5 March 2011
  19. ^ "2005 girls golf outlook: Second chance for state title", The Seattle Times, 12 April 2005
  20. ^ "Kamiak freshman bags girls championship", The Seattle Times, 24 May 2007
  21. ^ "Bear Creek boys win program's first state golf championship", Tim Watanabe, Redmond Reporter, 26 May 2011
  22. ^ "2B/1B boys soccer - Bear Creek comes a long way for crown", George Edgar, The Seattle Times, 19 November 2006
  23. ^ "Lady Grizzlies win 2B state soccer title: Bear Creek defeats Napavine, 1-0, in thrilling shootout", Tim Watanabe, Redmond Reporter, 22 November 2011
  24. ^ "Bear Creek girls soccer scores second straight state title", Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter, 19 November 2012
  25. ^ http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_king/red/sports/46656557.html
  26. ^ "'Storybook' ending for Bear Creek senior Jamie Meyer | Male Athlete of the Year", Tim Watanabe, The Redmond Reporter, 10 June 2010
  27. ^ "Results from Wash prep track championships", The Seattle Times, 29 May 2009
  28. ^ "Maddie Meyers repeats as 3,200 champ / Prep track and field", The Seattle Times, 28 May 2010
  29. ^ "Maddie Meyers wins sixth career track title | 2A, 1A, 2B/1B Track and Field", The Seattle Times, 27 May 2011
  30. ^ "Rowing pair sixth in Beijing", The Seattle Times, 12 August 2007She also placed second this year in the United States Junior Women's single sculls, the highest placement of any American sculler.
  31. ^ News Post
  32. ^ "Redmond's Kimi Pohlman has yet to find a sport she doesn't excel in", Molly Yanity, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 13 June 2007
  33. ^ "History", The Bear Creek School
  34. ^ "Our School Crest", The Bear Creek School

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