About Richard Montgomery H.S.

Richard Montgomery High School serves a diverse population of approximately 2,450 students in grades 9 through 12. Our school is located in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.  

Over the past several years, the school has been recognized for academic excellence. Richard Montgomery High School was ranked a gold medal and the #5 best high school in the state of Maryland, by U.S. News and World Report. Also, Richard Montgomery High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon in Education Award by the United States Department of Education. Richard Montgomery High School is proud to be home to one of the top International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes in the world as well as the Middle Years Programme for all students in grades 9 and 10. 

Our Beliefs


We believe all students should have access to a quality, rigorous

education and enriching opportunities.

We believe equity does not mean “one size fits all.”  Fair does not always mean equal.


We believe in fostering a diverse, inclusive community to develop open-minded, caring, reflective students.

We believe students learn best in an environment where multiple, diverse perspectives are shared and appreciated.


We believe IB ATL and the IB LP are at the foundation teaching and learning

We believe in emphasizing mental health and affective skills


We believe all children have the capacity to learn

We believe student needs should drive our instruction


Because we value justice, we believe in community engagement to address the issues and problems of our local and global context.

We inspire principled action in all of our community members


We believe that curriculum and content should provide connections globally and beyond the classroom for career readiness

We believe that instruction should be presented in a way where learning should be differentiated in order to be as meaningful as possible


We believe positive relationships are key to teaching and learning

We believe in the power of collaborating with families and other resources outside of the school building to foster an inclusive, empathetic community. 

Our Mission 

In order to prepare students to live in and contribute to a changing world and engage in active, life-long learning, Richard Montgomery High School provides a balanced, varied school curriculum designed to meet the academic, cultural and social needs of individuals from the diverse backgrounds of our community.

Our Vision

Richard Montgomery High School will be a world class model of a professional learning community committed to high expectations and high achievement for all students through effective, respectful collaboration with all stakeholders.