Arts & Expression

The range of arts electives offered at this small school is truly remarkable.
— 8th grade parent

Across our curriculum, teachers at Billings seek to help students develop a strong personal voice, an expressive mindset and an aesthetic framework to interpret the world. Everyone at Billings takes arts classes every term. Our program boasts a broad range of elective courses in Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Graphic Arts and Movement.

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6th Grade Foundations: VIsual Arts, Music & Drama

6th grade students dedicate four hours a week to Foundations Art, developing the vocabulary and tools to expressive themselves visually, musically and on stage. 

7th & 8th Electives

Building on Foundation Arts skills, 7th and 8th graders chose 7-week elective courses that explore a breadth of media and offer opportunities to pursue depth in an area of interest. Recent Arts electives have included:

2-D Design  |  Printmaking  |  Sculpture  |  Ceramics  |  Vocal Ensemble  |  Scene Study: Shakespeare  |  Digital Arts  |  Photography  |  Animation |  Musical


In addition to our foundational and elective program, Billings puts on a Spring Musical every year. Our musical is an amazing experience that many student choose to participate in. Last year, students collaborated with each other and the faculty to write an original adaptation of the Odyssey set in modern day Seattle. Check out some pictures of the show!