IB Program Contacts 

IB Magnet  

Mr. Joseph Jelen

IB Magnet Program Coordinator

(240) 740-6165 *NEW number*

IB Magnet Course Bulletin 2019-2020


This video is available in Spanish, French and Chinese.


2019 Magnet Application Information - click here

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 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:











En savoir plus sur le profil de l'apprenant de l'IB.
Aprender más sobre el perfil de la comunidad de aprendizaje.

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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