- Oct. 17, 2013
-- The Bear Creek School is proud to announce that Trinity Osborn, Middle School and Upper School fine arts teacher, was nominated by her peers and selected as the recipient of the Washington ART Education Association 2013 Distinguished Service Award. This award will be presented to Ms. Osborn during the WAEA’s annual convention’s evening dinner and awards ceremony, to be held at Glacier Peak High School, on Saturday, October 26, 2013. These annual awards are WAEA’s way of recognizing outstanding professionalism, service, promotion and support of the visual arts by individual art educators in our state.
Additionally, Rob Sorensen, Upper School history teacher, was one of only two high school teachers among college professors presenting a paper recently at the Kuyers Institute at Calvin College. His paper, entitled “Virtues at the Table: Harkness Pedagogy and Christian Education,” was very well received by the academic community at Calvin. Mr. Sorensen applies the Harkness method as one pedagogical tool in the classroom at Bear Creek, where his students sit at seminar tables instead of traditional desks thereby increasing student engagement.
Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School is an Independent Classical Christian School that believes only
when faith, mind, and heart are fed together can someone experience the fullness of education, which produces leaders who think well and are compelled to engage the world.
The school serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on four campuses. Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students and Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool to grade 5 students. Bear Creek has two Early Childhood campuses in Woodinville and Sammamish serving preschool and prekindergarten students. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, and the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools.