Alongside a wave of progressive women pioneering schools in the Northwest in the 1970's, Billings was founded as The Intermediate School (TIS) by Luanne Billings in 1979. TIS was well recognized in Seattle for its community roots, its attention to the individual learner, and for its use of the city as an educational campus.
After 18 successful years serving grades 4-6 in North Seattle, TIS transformed into Billings Middle School in 1996, graduating our first 8th grade class in the Spring of 1998. In 2001, the school moved into its current Green Lake location at 7217 Woodlawn Ave NE.
Moving to Green Lake allowed Billings to expand, and the school doubled its enrollment between 2000 and 2005. Billings developed deep relationships with the neighborhood, and local resources such as the library, the community center, dance and yoga studios expanded the breadth of our campus. In 2006, the school purchased our main building. The East Village and Outpost buildings, comprising five new classrooms, outdoor program space, and administrative offices were added in 2009.
Welcome back, Alumni!
Photos from our Alumni BBQ (July 2017) which was tons of fun! It was great to see everyone and catch up on their busy lives!
Stay in touch
Lots of people say this, but we mean it. We love hearing from our alumni.
What's in it for you? Free food, old friends, and a part in our strong, ever-growing network. Update your address, and we'll keep you up to date about the next events.
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We rifle through our picture archives and post some of the best memories to Facebook. Are we missing your favorite Billings moment? Upload your #tbt here.
Alumni BBQs, dinners, and shows over the years. BBQ Photo Credit: Remy Oliver, BMS 2010