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

Winter Jazz and World Drumming Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 P.M., join us in the auditorium for some incredible music, featuring students from the Jazz band and the World Drumming class.  Admission is free (no tickets are required)!


Paul Glenshaw, Documentary Filmmaker, Talks “Barnstorming” with MMA Classes

Paul Glenshaw, producer of the documentary film “Barnstorming”, visited Blair on November 12 to discuss filmmaking with some of the Media, Music, and The Arts Academy students.  Glenshaw, who is also a writer, artist, and aviation enthusiast, shared of his trials and tribulations in telling  “the true story of an unexpected friendship that developed between a farm family and two pilots who literally dropped out of the sky.”  “Barnstorming” is a 2010 Official Selection of the Washington West Film Festival.  For more information on Mr. Glenshaw’s film, click here!


1st Edition of Academy Quarterly Hot Off the Press

Curious about what the Academies have been doing?  Check out some of the great work our students have accomplished in this first edition of the Academy Quarterly!


Sherwood Student Film Festival Seeking Submissions!

Do you make videos for class?  With your friends for fun?  Consider submitting your work to The Sherwood Film Festival.  Submissions will be accepted from 1/2/15 through 3/20/15 in the categories of Narrative, Music Video, Documentary, and Animation.  Prizes include scholarship money, gift cards, film equipment, and more! 

The festival will be on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30PM at Sherwood High School.


DCC Open House: Thank You For Stopping By!!!

Thank you to all who visited Montgomery Blair High School during Thursday night’s Down County Consortium Open House Information Session.  We hope you found the evening informative, helpful, and enjoyable.  We wish you the best of luck with the high school selection process.  Should you have further questions about our various programs, please feel free to contact us at (301) 649-2880.


Laura Harper, Professional Basketball Player,

Visits HSP Students, Blair

Former Sacramento Monarch, Laura Harper, visited Montgomery Blair High School on September 29, to speak with students about her experience playing professional basketball.  Harper, the 10th overall pick in the 2008 WNBA draft, is a current assistant coach for High Point University; she played her collegiate ball at the University of Maryland where she was a member of the the 2006 National Championship team. 


Columbus Day = MBHS Parent Visitation Day!

Parents and Guardians: Consider joining us at Blair on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th, to learn more about the academies.  Also, students will be presenting their work in our fall semester Capstone Showcase.  See you then!


“Homework Hotline Live” Opportunity

Want to help produce MCPS-TV’s “Homework Hotline Live”?  Interested in 3rd Annual BGE Wires Down Video Challenge about Electricity Safety?


Science National Honor Society

Interested in applying to the Science National Honor Society?  APPLY TODAY!!!


EVEN MORE NEW OPPORTUNITIES posted for the five academies -


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