IB Magnet 

Diploma Program (DP)

Ms. Nancy Shay

IB Diploma Program Coordinator

(301) 610-8100


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Middle Years Program (MYP)

Ms. Molly Clarkson
MYP Coordinator
(301) 610-8157

Learn more about the MYP Programme!




Welcome Invited Students to the IB Magnet 

Welcome invited Magnet students and families.  If you are unable to attend the Invited Student Meeting or a shadowing  and registration session, please review these two presentations.  The Schedule Presentation for Magnet 9 students provides important tips and details for completing your registration card.  This presentations also provide support and guidance related to the process.  Please be sure to review all materials in the welcome packet including the Magnet CourseBulletin, and pay particular attention to the dates and requirements for your acceptance letters and registration cards.  Don’t forget you are not a confirmed accepted student until we receive your registration card! Reach out to our staff if you have questions.  We will be happy to assist you!  DEADLINE for acceptance is Friday, February 24thThe schedule cards are DUE Monday, February 27th.


For further information about music auditions, please contact the music director, Dr. Peter Perry or call our office.   

The IB Programs at Richard Montgomery        

Richard Montgomery is home to the MCPS IB Magnet, which was the first International Baccalaureate program in the county when it was established in 1987. The Richard Montgomery Cluster also houses the district's only complete IB continuum of programs in the Primary Years Programme at College Gardens Elementary School, the Middle Years Programme partnership between Julius West Middle School and Richard Montgomery and the Diploma Programme also at Richard Montgomery. The three IB programs provide a coherent educational framework which seeks to develop students who are creative and compassionate individuals by promoting international awareness and understanding.  All IB Programmes worldwide operate under the fundamental philosophy that by educating students, we create a better world.  

The IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.  

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.  Read more about the IB Mission and the International Baccalaureate Organization here.

The IB Learner Profile

 The IB Learner Profile, as featured in the video segment above, is "the IB Mission translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century." These ten characteristics are essentially a portrait of an IB graduate; a vision of the traits that IB instructional models seek to support in students. IB learners strive to be:











General Regulations for IB Programs

The General Regulations for each IB program set forth the expectations and requirements for schools, students and teachers. These Regulations are linked here for the Diploma Programme and for the Middle Years Programme.



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