On Thursday, October 21, the Bellevue School District community had the opportunity to celebrate a belated but highly anticipated grand re-opening of Highland Middle School. The BSD Board of Directors, Superintendent Jarvis, and a number of BSD staff and teachers were joined by City of Bellevue Councilmember, Janice Zahn, and representatives from McGranahan Architects and Spee West Construction, in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.  

Highland underwent a major rebuild over the last several years thanks to the 2014 bond, and was completed amid district-wide virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. While students and staff were housed at another facility several miles away, the old school was torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. Although COVID-19 delayed an official grand opening and prevented the district from celebrating with our entire BSD community in person, we are excited to provide students with a fresh and welcoming learning environment at the new building

BSD staff members cut a red ribbon on a stage

Highland Principal, Susan Thomas, cuts the ribbon alongside BSD staff, the Board of Directors and community partners. 

Varsity jacket and yearbook in display case
Photos and brick from original Highland building in a display case

A display near the entrance of Highland Middle School was curated to highlight its history and the accomplishments of Highland students.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.