5.00 (6 reviews)
- McLean is a K-12 independent, co-ed school, preparing students for college and successful careers.
- McLean makes education accessible, stimulating and meaningful to a broad range of students.
- We are the only school that teaches to each students' individual learning style.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Other school association(s)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Mild to Moderate Learning Challenges, Executive Functioning, and Anxiety|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
Academics and Faculty
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||7 students|
|Number of AP Courses||9 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average SAT score||1130|
|Average ACT score||25|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Lower & Middle School: uniform; Upper School: casual dress code)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$25,000|
|Tuition Notes||$25000 - $45000 depending on grade|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$15,000|
|Admissions Director||Cathy Patterson|
|Admissions Associate||Sandy Merten|
|Total Sports Offered||9 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketball, Cross Country,|
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||17 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Activities Committee, Brain Teasers, Discipline Committee, Dress Code, Environmental Awareness, Equity Board, Faculty/Student Wellness Committee, Film, Honor Committee, Music, Prom, Service League, Sounding Board, Spirit Committee, Student Climate Committee, Student Government Association, Ultimate Frisbee|
- McLean School is proud to provide: An innovative approach to instruction that embraces each students' preferred learning style. A Student Learning Profile developed for each child to inform instructional practice. A team of educational specialists to otimize the growth and development of each child. A wide range of extracurricular opportunities including athletics, fine arts, outdoor education and community service opportunities. An educational environment that instills confidence in students as learners and individuals.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Potomac Grades: NS-12 | 777 students
10601 Falls Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(301)299-8500 0.7 NS-12
- Bethesda Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
5100 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
(202)537-6900 6.3 PK-12
- Bethesda Grades: 3-12 | 685 students
6101 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301)320-3200 4.8 3-12
Incredible place, terrific educators, dedicated staff. Individualized learning, geared toward all types, experiential, makes learning very desirable!!
- Posted by Parent - JD
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.
- Posted by Parent - Tselaine Jones Smith
I have 2 children at McLean and they are both finishing up their third year. The teachers and staff at McLean are truly amazing and have transformed the lives of my children and our family. When my children came to McLean, they lacked confidence, doubted their intelligence and were a shell of who they are now. My daughter has discovered a passion for singing and science, and my son has become a master at math, and wholly dedicated to the award-winning school robotics team! Both of my children are thriving in the progressive and individualized culture of McLean school. We are lucky to have found it when we did!
- Posted by Parent - Current mom
McLean is such a great school! I love the small classes, wonderful teachers, administrators and counselors. Truly an amazing team!
- Posted by Parent - SK
My daughter bounded out of the car the first day I dropped her off at McLean School, eager for all that awaited her. Three years later, she still beams with excitement as she enters the school each and every day. The teachers are dedicated, the instruction is individualized, and the atmosphere is positively transformative. We couldn't be happier!
- Posted by Parent - Wendy
So proud to work at a school with engaged students, expert faculty, and dedicated parents.
- Posted by Administrator - Laura Barney
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