Cirriculum OVerview

Our Philosophy

Billings offers a rich core curriculum designed to engage students in rigorous, multi-faceted ways. Classes align with the developmental growth of our students, and are taught with an awareness of each individual's strengths and learning styles. Everything at Billings, from the design of the overall program to one-on-one interactions, is guided by four key concepts.

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Billings Course Outline

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

  • Science: Earth and Space, Physical Biology
  • Math
  • Design Lab
  • Science: Earth and Life sciences with a Washington State focus
  • Math
  • Design Lab
  • Health
  • Science: Introduction to Chemistry and Physics
  • Math
  • Design Lab

Humanities

  • Language Arts
  • World Geography
  • Writing Lab
  • World Language: Spanish
  • Language Arts
  • U.S. Studies
  • Washington State History
  • World Languages: Spanish
  • Language Arts
  • Global Studies
  • 8th Grade Seminar
  • 8th Grade Project
  • World Languages: Spanish

Arts & Expression

Arts Foundations:

  • Drama
  • Vocals
  • Visual Arts

Arts Electives:

  • Visual Arts
  • Drama
  • Vocals
  • Instrumental Music

Arts Electives:

  • Visual Arts
  • Drama
  • Vocals
  • Instrumental Music

Other Academic Programs

  • Study Skills
  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Optional participation in Clubs and Committees
  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Optional participation in Clubs and Committees
  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Optional participation in Clubs and Committees

Cross-Grade & interdisciplinary Billings programs

When middle school students stretch themselves – in new places or on new trails – they create their own identity, built upon experiences that last their entire lives.

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The work of seeing, engaging, and disentangling institutionalized privilege is an act of social justice, a critical human endeavor, and a society-building skill necessary to thrive in the 21st century.

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Over three years at Billings, a primary task of middle schoolers is to understand themselves as learners. 

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Strong, trusting relationships between adults and students can make all the difference.

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Classroom images by Alice Malia Photography