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Building leaders at Tyee Middle School
Welcome to Tyee!

Proud home of the Timberwolves! We believe in creating a collaborative culture among students, staff and families. Every student will be challenged academically, and supported socially and emotionally.

Two students at Tyee's Lunar New Year Festival
Diversity is our Strength!

Tyee is proud to be a diverse community of learners. Forty-eight percent of students speak a first language other than English. We host monthly cultural celebrations throughout the year!

Two staff members are side by side, with one holding a sign and the other holding a walkie-talkie.
Dedicated and Caring Staff

At Tyee, our staff goes above and beyond every day to help students work hard, think deeply and challenge themselves as they prepare for the future.

Leading the Way

At Tyee, we affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.

Uniquely Tyee

Tyee is one of five comprehensive public middle schools in the Bellevue School District. Here are five things that are uniquely Tyee...

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A student is standing in front of his tri-fold poster board, smiling.
Flight and Space class posing for photo after launching their cubes in Eastern Washington
Students at Tyee's Lunar New Year Festival in 2024
Middle school students playing soccer
Students playing in Tyee's Jazz Band

Uniquely Tyee

Tyee is one of five comprehensive public middle schools in the Bellevue School District. Here are five things that are uniquely Tyee...

Sharing Our Stories

Hear from our learning community who share their thoughts on leading, learning and playing at Tillicum Middle School.

Byron Lillie

When I think to what makes Tyee unique and special, it all comes down to our active, involved and engaged community of students, families and educators. Tyee is a vibrant and active campus filled with relevant and challenging academics, fascinating and fun enrichment opportunities, and creative endeavors of expression and art. We view middle school as the perfect opportunity to provide a deep level of care and support, ensuring each of our students are known – whilst simultaneously preparing them for the high school level. Join us at Tyee Middle School.

Pearson John

At Tyee our kids are amazing! It’s such a fun atmosphere of learning where students are genuinely curious about issues facing our world and want to make a difference in people’s lives. With our Global Goals projects, our students design their own way to raise awareness of an important issue, and many raise donations and actually serve in our community in so many ways. Even on our badminton and volleyball teams, and with our Future Problem Solvers Club, it’s inspiring to see our kids work together so well and solve future challenges with enthusiasm, dedication, and the heart of a champion. 

Malinda Elien

We are happy to be in Bellevue because of the innovative educational opportunities that make Bellevue School District unique — including the integration of Computer Science into our science classes. My daughter's favorite part of 8th grade science was the opportunity to learn how to use computer modeling to explore magnetism, including understanding conditional variables. The Bellevue Schools Foundation has been the key funding partner allowing Bellevue to offer relevant learning opportunities like these to every one of our students, ensuring they have the educational foundations to succeed in whatever they do.  

See 2023-2024 BSF investments at Tyee Middle School and districtwide.  

Hoener Jaime

I love working at Tyee.  The best part of Tyee, like all schools, is the students.  They are curious, funny and like us all, learn from their mistakes.  It’s so fun to watch them grow from small adorable 6th graders, to capable humans as 8th graders.  I feel fortunate to be a part of their journey.