The learning experience in middle school is most powerful when a student is surrounded by teachers and mentors who see them, who know them, who really get them. 


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We offer small group tours throughout the fall semester as well as two open houses for prospective families to see Billings in action!


Application timeline

Stay on track by keeping these important dates and details in mind as you move through your application timeline.


Tuition & financial aid

Learn more about our plateau tuition model and find out if you qualify for need-based financial assistance. 


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Whether you have questions about the Billings curriculum program, need help with you application, or just want to talk to a real person, we're here to help! You can email us at, call us at (206) 971-3163, or fill out the form below!

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Admissions FAQs


What makes a "Billingsy" kid?

Great question! We hear this one a lot. The truth is, Billings supports a wide range of learners with diverse interests, learning styles, strengths, and personalities. We deeply value our diverse community and the unique perspective all of our students bring. That said, we find that kids do particularly well at Billings if they care about social justice issues, enjoy spending time in the outdoors, and thrive in a hands-on learning environment. If you'd like to schedule a phone consultation with an Admissions Representative to see if Billings might be a good fit for your child, please contact us!

Do you offer financial aid?

Yup! Billings awards more than $530,000 annually in need-based financial aid. 27% of our families receive tuition assistance. To learn more about affordability and our plateau tuition model, please visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page. 

Why should I consider a co-ed school for my daughter?

Billings intentionally chooses a model of co-education at the middle school level, both to reflect the diversity of our world and the challenges that may accompany it, but also to provide real opportunities to grow together, side-by side. Small class sizes and our individual advisory program allow students to develop strong relationships with teachers and mentors, providing them the guidance to navigate the social and emotional challenges that can arise between boys and girls both in and out of the classroom. 

My kid isn't outdoorsy. Can they still go to Billings? 

Students at Billings go on several trips every semester during their time at Billings and they are a required part of our program. That said, we never expect students to be experienced in the outdoors before arriving at school. Students gain solid outdoor skills throughout their journey and are supported by an experienced faculty when challenges arise. We offer an extensive gear lending library so that families don't need to spend any money on outdoor gear. Some students come to Billings with extensive outdoor skills and experience, some come with absolutely none! Don't worry - the only requirement here is an open mind! And remember, our tuition is all-inclusive, so there are no extra fees for our trips.

I love Billings, but I don't want to have to apply for high school in 3 years. 

We hear you. Applying to middle school can be grueling. The prospect of doing it again for high school in three years is daunting.
Here is what is different:

  • Our staff and faculty take a very active role in high school counseling. You are not alone and will find our experience with the process extremely helpful.

  • Students leave Billings very prepared for high school. They are admitted to all of the great high schools in the area, public and private.

  • Your student will have grown cognitively and socially in three years. Your student will take on much more responsibility in the process.

  • Your student will have to do this again, with even more weight of responsibility, in four years when they apply to colleges. Applying for high school is really good practice.

Finally, here is what one alumni parent has to say:

"I am glad that we chose a middle school for our son. He changed so much over those three years. The school we would have chosen when he was entering 6th grade would not have worked for the person he became. His growth was far greater than I could have predicted."

- Patti P. , Alumni Parent (Colin, 2008)

We couldn't agree more. Middle school is transformative. The schools you are considering for high school today might be might not be consistent with what your child needs in 3 years. Even if you do end up at a 6-12 school, we encourage you to reassess at the end of 8th grade to make sure your child is still in the right learning environment. 

My kid is high achieving. I'm worried they won't be challenged. 

Due to our small class size, we are able to differentiate in each and every single subject area. At Billings we meet every student where they are at to provide them the rigor they need at any level. We also believe in making our curriculum interesting, relevant, and hands-on. Students have many opportunities to delve into subject matter that excites them. We're confident that our curriculum and teaching faculty can support even the most academically bright students. If you have specific concerns, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule a personalized consultation. 

My kid has learning differences. Will they thrive at Billings? 

At Billings, we value having a diversity of learners in all of our classrooms and are happy to accommodate students with mild learning differences. Since we are not a specialty school, we encourage you to connect with us for a phone consultation so we can see if Billings might be a good fit for your student. We are also happy to connect prospective families with our Learning Specialist, Greg Smith. 

Ready to apply? 

Statement of Non-Discrimination: Billings Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.


Billings uses a web-based system called Ravenna Solutions for the submission of online applications. Through Ravenna, you will be able to complete the preliminary application and supplemental forms, such as teacher evaluations and parent/guardian statements. Many of these forms are shared among independent schools in the Pacific Northwest, so you may only need to complete these common forms once.

To begin your application, click on the "Apply Online" button. If you have technical difficulties with the online application, please email Ravenna Solutions Customer Care.



Once you have submitted the parent forms to Ravenna, you will be able to register for a Student Visit Day and a Parent/Guardian Interview. Find the dates and details for these events on the Billings application timeline. Registration for all events happens in the Ravenna portal. 

Thank you for your interest in Billings Middle School!

Ailey C. (Class of 2018) receives her diploma from Head of School Anne-Evan Williams. 

Ailey C. (Class of 2018) receives her diploma from Head of School Anne-Evan Williams. 


A Billings education prepares graduates to attend and thrive in high schools across the region and in colleges across the nation. Recent graduates now attend The Northwest School, Seattle Academy, University Prep, The Bush School, The Overlake School, Eastside Prep, Seattle Prep, Holy Names Academy, Bishop Blanchet, Ingraham, Garfield, Roosevelt, Nathan Hale, Ballard, Center School, NOVA, Shorecrest High School, and the Aviation High School. 

Billings graduates have gone on to attend colleges and universities across the country including Brown, Dartmouth, Ithaca, Smith, Carnegie Melon, Yale, Bennington, Middlebury, Williams, Oberlin, Macalester, Colorado College, University of Michigan, Pomona, Occidental, UCLA, Stanford, University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark, Whitman, University of Washington, Western Washington University, Washington State, and The University of British Columbia.