Welcome Back Students!

More than 156,000 students are heading back to school today, Monday, August 31, representing an enrollment increase of more than 2,600 students over last year. To help manage this growth, MCPS is opening more than 90,000 square feet of new space. This includes addition projects at Bethesda, North Chevy Chase, Rosemary Hills, and Arcola elementary schools and Clarksburg High School.


First Day

Students arriving at Walt Whitman HS on the first day of the 2015-16 school year.

Share Your First Day of School Photos

Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite first-day-of-school snapshots on Monday, Aug. 31. After you have snapped the moments from the first day, select your best photo and email it to pio@mcpsmd.org. The pictures will be posted to the gallery.

Submit Photos

Back-to-School Fair Success

County Officials Gather to Discuss Back-to-School Safety

The Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools held a joint event on Aug. 28 to discuss back-to-school safety. The school year begins on Monday, Aug. 31 and more than 156,000 students will be walking, riding or taking the bus to school. Police Chief Manger, Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill and Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers are asking for the community’s help in keeping students safe as they travel to and from school.

Back-to-School Safety

Featured Videos

News in 90 - This Week’s News in English and Spanish

Enrichment Program Keeps Students Engaged Over the Summer

MCPS Back to School Fair

Education Matters: Meet the SMOBs

Instructional Leaders Focus on Literacy at Summer Training

Rock Terrace School Supporting Student Success

Allied Externships Program

Behind the Scenes in MCPS

The Strategic Planning Framework


Staff throughout MCPS have been getting ready for the first day of school. Take a look.

International Student Admissions

Information for international students and their families as they enroll in MCPS

Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity

These guidelines were created to be a quick, easy-to-read reference regarding Board of Education policies and MCPS regulations–Learn more.