The impact of an exceptional middle school experience is incomparable. In the right school, early adolescence is the time students experience the most powerful lessons of their lives. It is when they establish self-understanding, confidence, critical thinking skills and the ability to advocate for themselves. These are the very same core competencies of our most effective global leaders and community members.


Billings Middle School is a dynamic academic community intentionally designed to stretch, support, and inspire early adolescent learners.

At Billings, each student develops a rigor of intellect and creativity, powerful ways to communicate and collaborate, confidence and self-knowing, and an openness to the possibilities of new information and systems of thought.

Vision Statement

Our students become global citizens inspired to promote a socially just, sustainable world.

Our faculty embody a professional model of collegiality & innovation and contribute to the understanding & development of best practices for early adolescent teaching.

Our school plays an integral role in the life of our students, faculty, families and community so that our network of lifelong learners may share a common point of origin and a growth mindset that propels and sustains them. 

Social Justice and Global Sustainability

Goals for sustainability must be guided by inquiry into socio-cultural, environmental and economic perspectives; connected with respect for human identities, rights, needs and aspirations; and implemented through just, transparent and inclusive processes for decision-making.
— 2009 UNESCO Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

Billings has a unique opportunity to model a lifelong commitment to promoting global sustainability because our students are beginning to consciously reconcile their emerging self-image with a broader sense of the world and their purpose within it.

  • We see that the foundations for this work are built from within ourselves, and recognize that we live and operate in a society created and characterized by historical inequities of power.

  • We believe that 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.

  • We therefore strive at Billings to be an educational community characterized by its emphasis on fostering self-understanding, critical thinking and global awareness so as to promote equitable and ethical habits of living in the world.

  • We commit ourselves to the pursuit of social justice in the establishment and evaluation of school governance, curriculum, disciplinary practices, educational programs, admissions, faculty performance and hiring.