The Academies at Montgomery Blair



51 University Boulevard East

Silver Spring, MD 20901-2451

Welcome to the Academies at

Montgomery Blair High School!

(301) 649-2880            @mbhsacademies

SAVE THESE DATES!: Capstone Showcase on April 24th;

Capstone Celebration Ceremony on May 2nd

Interested in checking out this year’s capstone projects?  Join us in the Media Center on Tuesday, April 24th during 5th and 6th period lunch to see the work of this year’s Capstone Candidates. 

Completed a Capstone? Come celebrate your accomplishment at the Capstone Celebration Ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd in the Media Center at 6:00PM.


New STEM and ISL Opportunities Posted!

Opportunities with MedStar, Holy Cross, and National Park Services now up on the STEM Opportunities page.  Also, check out the new post on the International Studies and Law Opportunities page about the 2018 World Affairs Council Leadership Academy on International Affairs!


Traveling Players Ensemble Presents Advanced Theater Camps

On Saturday, April 15, high schoolers can audition for our advanced summer theatre camps in Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte.  We hope you will forward this to any students ready for a theatrical challenge!  Pre-registration is required for the auditions.  Scholarship money is still available; application required.  For more information, visit or call (703) 987-1712.


World Series of Entrepreneurship

Announcing the launching of the 2nd Annual World Series of Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC.  High school students have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas against their peers and earn early-stage funding, scholarship dollars, and mentoring from local startup businesses this May.  WSE was inspired by two fundamental beliefs: (1) the modern core curriculum desperately needs supplemental opportunities where young people can gain practical, real-world experience to help prepare them for productive, rewarding lives; and (2) the attributes embodied by entrepreneurs are vital for everyone—not just company founders and business leaders that we tend to think of when we hear the term “entrepreneur.”  What better way to celebrate student creativity and innovation outside of the classroom than here? 

Students can submit their business ideas (deck) online by clicking here

Submissions are due by midnight on April 15, 2018. 

The competition will be on May 16, 2018 at the Alley Powered by Verizon in Washington, DC.


2018 Madeira School Film Festival

We accept films of any genre, up to 10 minutes in length, including documentary, narrative, music video, animation, public service announcements or class projects.  The entries are judged by local professionals, and cash prizes are awarded to the first, second and third place winners.  Films are screened at our festival event on Friday, May 11, 2018beginning with an assembly in the morning and an evening screening and awards ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. 


The deadline for submitting films is Friday, April 9, by midnight.  Instructions, rules and links for submitting student films can be found here:


Annual Congressional Art Competition Announced!

Congressman Jamie Raskin invites you to participate in the Annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students living in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.  Click here for more information about the contest and submitting your work.  Good luck!


NEW: Global Education Certificate

A Global Education Certificate is being offered!  The purpose of the Academy Global Education Certificate is to prepare our students to be college ready and globally competent.  Exposing our scholars to global issues and other cultures is a gateway to college, graduation, and leadership.  Students who complete the requirements will receive a personalized college recommendation letter and a special honor cord at graduation.  See the Global Education Certificate page or Ms. Blaha in Rm 342 for more information.


Brand New STEM, MMA and ISL Opportunities Posted!

Interested in the latest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Media, Music, and the Arts, and International Studies and Law opportunities?  Well check out the new postings in the respective opportunity page today!


Take advantage of the opportunities and resources available

and make this the year you work to reach your full potential!

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The Academies at Montgomery Blair High School are committed to providing a nurturing environment in which students are:

· challenged to achieve the highest level of academic rigor,

· supported in their pursuit of academic and career goals,

· provided access to career pathways that meet their interests/needs and,

· equipped with the skills to be successful beyond high school.


K. Moose, K. Murley, L. Blaha, S. Jacobs Ivey, J. Haigh, M. Horne