Mc Lean School Of Maryland

  • McLean`s Abilities Model helps bright students--both conventional learners and those with learning challenges ranging from dyslexia, anxiety and ADHD, to difficulties with executive functioning--to succeed at school and in life.
  • By focusing on each child`s strengths, supporting in areas of individual challenge and fostering resilience, we are transforming how our students view themselves and their prospects.

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Mc Lean School Of Maryland places among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia and Mild to Moderate Learning Challenges, Executive Functioning, ADHD and Anxiety
Year Founded1954
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students436 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Mc Lean School Of Maryland Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,990
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $25,990 to $45,990 depending on grade.
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,000
Admissions DirectorCathy Patterson
Admissions AssociateTaryn Tenney


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoftballTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • K-12 College Preparatory School
  • Robost extracurricular offerings in the Arts, Athletics, Music, and Robotics
  • The strength of our program is reflected in our college admissions, which echo the range of interests and abilities of our graduates. Upper School graduates have gained acceptance to highly selective colleges and universities, including Boston College Honors Program, Brandeis, Berklee College of Music, High Point, Howard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Smith College, Syracuse University's School of Communications, and Tulane, among others. Over the last 3 years, our seniors have received over $4 million in merit aid. 

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    Grades: NS-2 | 98 students
    2.9 miles
    7701 Bradley Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD 20817
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  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
    6.3 miles
    5100 Edgemoor Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
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School Reviews

Both of our girls attend the McLean School. Our youngest attends the Middle School and is a traditional learner. Our oldest attends the Upper School and has mild to moderate learning challenges. We love McLean's small class sizes. The girls are supported academically and socially by experienced and qualified teachers, specialist and administrators. Most importantly, McLean has a supportive and friendly environment that fosters physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth. It is a place where our children are happy, thriving and can live up to their full potential. The girls often say that "It feels like I have been here my whole life." We have heard Mr. Saxenian say that McLean is transformative. In fact, it has been transformative and life-changing for our family.
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