Bear Creek to hold college planning night on Wednesday

The Bear Creek School is hosting Academic and College Planning Night on Wednesday.

The event is free and open to the public, featuring a keynote and multiple breakout sessions on a variety of academic and college planning topics, allowing attendees to select a schedule based on individual interests and upcoming decisions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for coffee and dessert; Bear Creek admissions program begins at 5:45 p.m. and the keynote begins at 6:45 p.m.

Keynote: The Landscape of College Admissions Today, Frances Carhart, Director of College Advising

Bear Creek faculty and staff and guest speakers will present breakout sessions on many topics, including:

  • The admissions process at highly selective college
  • Everything you need to know about becoming a middle schooler
  • Study like a brain scientist: Tips and tricks to make learning stick
  • Grit, resiliency, and self-advocacy: Character markers for college success
  • Paying for college: Scholarships and financial aid
  • Get involved: How to choose activities that match your passions, develop leadership and build a resume colleges can’t resist
  • Admissions tests: SAT or ACT? Which, when and how to prepare

Families with students entering fifth grade and older are invited. To see a complete list of session topics and to register for the event, visit