Francis Scott Key Middle School 

An International Baccalaureate World School


Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Middle Years Programmer (MYP)The Middle Years Programme is one of three programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

MYP is a flexible instructional framework that encourages students to become critical thinkers, life-long learners, and responsible global citizens. We offer the IB Middle Years Programme to all students in grades 6-8.

About MYP /  MYP Handbook 

Important Announcements

  • Pledge of Allegiance  
  • Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) occurs every morning in period 1 from 7:55-8:10 a.m.

News and Announcements

Stomp Out Bullying

This year, the Counseling Department is hosting a weeklong event, called “Blue the School: Let's Stomp Out Bullying” to raise awareness about bullying and the importance of standing up and stomping out. Bullying is a serious concern around our nation today that many students have or could experience. We want to be proactive with our student population to raise awareness about such a sensitive topic. Our “Blue the School” event will take place the week of October 3rd – October 7th. We are going to turn our school blue and each day this week will have a different theme. We will end the week on Friday, Oct 7th with a pep rally in the afternoon with a guest speaker and a spectacular guest performance.

Dads Take your Child to School

 Spend the morning with your child and become a part of the Key Community. We will provide information to help you stay connected with your students’ education. Light refreshments will be provided in the cafeteria from 7:50-9:00 AM. For more information click here: Dads Take your Child to School     

Attention Grade 8 Families

Attention Grade 8 families: In addition to the HS Choice process, if you child is interested in applying to the application only programs (i.e. Richard Montgomery, Blair HS, Poolesville), applications can be found on the following website. These programs are very competitive and do require an application as well as teacher recommendations. Additionally, all applicants are required to take a test on December 3. Please contact the Counseling Office if you have any additional question at 301-422-5620. HS Magnet Application Prep Booklet 

Child Abuse and Neglect Policy

In June 2015, the Montgomery County Board of Education made significant revisions to Policy JHC, Child Abuse and Neglect and significant enhancements were implemented over the course of the 2015-2016 school year.   These steps are detailed on the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

Maryland immunization Requirements

The Maryland mandatory immunization requirements will change next year when your student enters Grade Seven.  See flyer for more information.