Billings Application Timeline
Explore the school at a Tour or Open House November through December (optional)
Apply to Billings! Applications (required) through Ravenna Solutions are still being accepted for the 2017/2018 school year for 6th grade. Applications for the 2018/2019 school year will go live in September on Ravenna.
A completed application includes:
• Preliminary Application
• Parent Statement
• Processing fee
• Teacher Recommendations
• Grades or Comments from current school
Student Visit Day - When the parent-completed forms are received, your student will be registered for a student visit.
Parent Interview - Individually scheduled after all other forms and steps are complete.
Financial Aid Application - Financial Aid is no longer available for the 2017/2018 school year.
What to expect
SMALL GROUP TOURS
For Parents: See Billings in Action
Prospective parents and guardians will tour the Billings campus during school hours and see several classes in session and participate in a question and answer session with the Head of School, Director of Admissions, and teachers. Tours are optional, but strongly encouraged. We will release tour dates soon (for students applying for the 2018/19 school year). Registration will be open in September on your Ravenna account.
For Families: Explore a Billings Education
Following a short welcome, prospective students and families can explore the Billings campus. Families have the opportunity to meet teachers, ask questions, and see what students are currently working on in open classrooms. Open Houses are optional events on November 9th (6:00-8:30 PM) and December 2nd (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM). You can register for an Open House through your Ravenna account.
STUDENT VISIT DAYS
For Students: A Day-in-the-Life at Billings (regular admission season only!)
After receiving your completed preliminary application and parent statement, you will be able to register your student for a Visit Day in your Ravenna account. Students will experience Billings classes and activities firsthand. We do not require standardized testing as a part of our application process, but during Visit Day we will conduct our own short assessments in Math and Language Arts. Your student may receive accommodations for learning differences at school. If so, feel free to let us know in advance and we will be happy to provide those at Visit Day. We want all visiting students to have the best day possible. Prior to your Visit Day, please print an Emergency Permission Form to bring with you. Please bring a lunch and warm clothing appropriate for walking to Green Lake Park and being outside for up to an hour. The Student Visit Day is central to the application process and to your student's understanding of our program. Students applying outside of the regular admission cycle will be scheduled for a Visit Day by the admission team on a case-by-case basis.
For Parents: Help Us See and Know Your Child
After receiving your completed preliminary application and parent statement, prospective parents and guardians will be invited to talk with two Admissions team members about how Billings could stretch, support, and inspire your student during their middle school years. Interviews usually last 30 minutes and are central to the application process.
Sibling and Community Members
We invite siblings of Billings students or alumni, to apply to Billings in the fall for a priority deadline. Sibling applications are due on November 14 by 4:00 PM, the Sibling Student Visit Day is on December 5, and decisions are mailed on December 12, 2017.
See our High School Admissions Page for resources regarding transitioning from Billings into High School.