The Bear Creek School


The Bear Creek School

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motto = Credo Vt Intelligam
established = 1988
type = Private Christian
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founder = Dr. Nancy L. Price
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head = Patrick Carruth
faculty = 56
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enrollment = 683
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grades = K-12
address = 8905 208th Ave NE
city = Redmond
state = Washington
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The Bear Creek School is a K-12 private school in Redmond, Washington. Educating around 665 students, the School is a Christian religious school. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/wa/private/3411 "The Bear Creek School"] , Great Schools] Established in 1988, it lies within the Lake Washington School District. [ [http://seattlemet.com/pdfs/schoolgrids_07.pdf "School Grids] , Seattle Metropolitan] The Head of school is Patrick Carruth.

Campuses

The Bear Creek School has two campuses. The main campus (K-12) is situated on 208th Avenue. The Valley Campus (K-6) is located near Perrigo Park. Concern has been expressed locally at congestion caused by traffic entering and leaving the 208th Avenue campus. [ [http://www.redmond.gov/insidecityhall/citycouncil/20070206pdfs/IIIB1AATTC.pdf "NE Novelty Hill Road Project"] , City of Redmond, December 2006]

Academics

The Bear Creek School is a college preparatory school with a classical curriculum based on the trivium. [ [http://www.privateschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/29165 "The Bear Creek School"] , Private School Review] It is accredited by the "Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities" and the "Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools". The schoolis also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. [ [http://www.zieglerloan.com/display/DocMgmtDisplayFile.aspx?fileid=13788 "The Bear Creek School"] , Ziegler Capital Markets Group, 25 October 2005]

Despite being a young and small school, Bear Creek have had consistent successes in the Merit Scholarship:
* 2002, a student became a Merit Scholarship semifinalist. [ [http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=merit18m&date=20020918&query=%22Bear+Creek+School%22+%22National+merit%22 "National Merit semifinalists announced"] , The Seattle Times, 18 September 2002] ]
* 2003, three students became Merit Scholarship semifinalists. [ [http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=merit18m&date=20030918&query=%22Bear+Creek+school%22 "National Merit semifinalists are announced"] , The Seattle Times, 18 September 2003] ]
* 2005, two students became Merit Scholarship semifinalists. [ [http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=meriteast13e&date=20060913&query=Merit+Scholarship+semifinalists "National Merit semifinalists named"] , The Seattle Times, 14 September 2005] ]
* 2006, four students became Merit Scholarship semifinalists. [ [http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=meriteast13e&date=20060913&query=Merit+Scholarship+semifinalists "Merit Scholarship semifinalists"] , The Seattle Times, 13 September 2006] ]

In January 2005 judges in Monaco picked a painting by 10 year old student Michelle Brown as the US winner for the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. [ [http://www.king5.com/education/stories/NW_011205WABartprizeEL.12546ae.html "Redmond girl wins international art prize"] , King 5 News, January 12 2005] [ [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/eastsidenews/2002159939_kudos25e.html "Recognizing Eastsiders' achievements"] , The Seattle Times, 25 January 2005]

Athletics

The school is a member of the "Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association" (WIAA) and they participate in athletics as a member of the SeaTac 2B League and the Cascade Middle School League. [ [http://www.tbcs.org/page.cfm?p=47 "Athletics"] , The Bear Creek School] In 2000 Bear Creek opted-up to the division 1A classification. The school was technically supposed to be in a smaller division. 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 and since then has won many Seatac League titles in almost all sports offered.

Student Cara Linnenkohl took sixth place in the women's pair final at the FISA World Rowing Junior Championships in Beijing in 2007. [ [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/collegesports/2003832561_regr12.html "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.] The Boys Golf Team placed second in the 2005 2B golf tournament. Marianne Banton came second in the 2004 Class 1A/B state girls golf tournament despite carding an 89 in the first round and in 2005 won the 1A golf girls individual title. [ [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2002238605_prepgolf12.html "2005 girls golf outlook: Second chance for state title"] , The Seattle Times, 12 April 2005] Then in 2007 Sydney Conway won the Class 2B/1B golf girls individual title. [ [http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=webprepgolf24&date=20070524&query=%22Bear+Creek+school%22 "Kamiak freshman bags girls championship"] , The Seattle Times, 24 May 2007] Student Kimi Pohlman signed with the University of Washington in November 2007 to play softball for the Huskies. [ [http://www.tbcs.org/cf_news/view.cfm?newsid=1 News Post ] ] Along with her accomplishments in softball, Pohlman has also excelled in track, soccer, and baskteball. [ [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/preps/319606_pohlman13.html "Redmond's Kimi Pohlman has yet to find a sport she doesn't excel in"] , Molly Yanity, Seattle Pi, 13 June 2007] In 2006, the varsity boy's soccer team won the 2B/1B state soccer championship over Northwest Christian in a penalty kick shoot out. [ [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2003437624_creek19.html "2B/1B boys soccer - Bear Creek comes a long way for crown"] , George Edgar, The Seattle Times, 19 November 2006] The boys' varsity basketball team took fifth in the State 2B tournament in 2008. [ [http://www.wiaa.com/brackets/bbvb.aspx?c=2B&s=Boys+Basketball&y=2008 "WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires 2B Boys Basketball Championship"] ]

History

* 1988 - School is founded by Nancy Price.
* 1999 - New and current building is opened.
* 2005 - Nancy Price retires from the Bear Creek school to pursue mission work in Africa.
* 2005 - School acquires new Valley Campus to start a new K-6 school, after leaving former Woodinville campus.
* 2006 - Karen Beman is appointed interim Head of School.
* 2007 - The Board of Directors announces Patrick B. Carruth as the new head of school from July 1 2007. [ [http://www.tbcs.org/page.cfm?p=127 "History"] , The Bear Creek School]

chool crest

The school's original crest displays four symbols surrounding a cross: A book and pen signifying the arts, an atom for the sciences, a winged shoe for athletics, and an honor torch to signify personal character. Below the crest is the Latin motto of the School, "Credo Ut Intelligam", which means, "I believe so that I may understand." [http://www.tbcs.org/page.cfm?p=233 "Our School Crest"] , The Bear Creek School] 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.

Notable faculty

* Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, vice president of the Discovery Institute is a board member of The Bear Creek School. [ [http://www.tbcs.org/page.cfm?p=8 "Board of Trustees"] , The Bear Creek School, "accessed 15 May 2008"]

Notable alumni

Notable connections

There was controversy in May 2007 when former baseball player Jeff Nelson tried to sell bone chips from his elbow, removed after an operation, on eBay who cancelled the auction. Nelson, whose daughters attend Bear Creek, was going to give half the proceeds to the School. [ [http://espn.go.com/sportsbusiness/s/2002/0515/1382741.html "Body parts not allowed to be listed on eBay"] , Darren Rovell, ESPN, 15 May 2007]

References

External links

* [http://www.tbcs.org Official site]


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