Montgomery County has a long-standing commitment to quality education and life-long learning—a commitment that benefit students, job-seekers and businesses in their quest for growth and advancement.

K-12 Education

  • Montgomery County’s public school system is routinely ranked as one of the best in the United States. Eight MCPS high schools offer the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate program.
  • In 2010, MCPS won the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor given to American organizations for performance excellence.  MCPS is only the sixth public school system to receive the award.
  • The county also offers a wide range of private and parochial school options.

 Higher Education:

  • Montgomery College, one of the nation’s leading community colleges, offers 130 majors and programs at its three campuses and sites across the County.
  • Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus offers more than 60 part-time degree and certificate programs through the Carey Business School; the School of Education; the Whiting School of Engineering – Engineering for Professionals; and the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
  • The Universities at Shady Grove offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine respected institutions within the University System of Maryland at one central location in Montgomery County.
  • The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences , a center for excellence for military and public health professions, works in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute promotes biomedical research and science education, and runs the largest privately funded education grant program in the U.S. to support science education from elementary through post-graduate training.