Changing The Lives of Students & Families

How We Transform Lives

Changing The Lives of Students & Families

How We Transform Lives

100% Graduating Rate from a 4 Year College
91% Parents Reporting Their Child's Self Esteem Increased
10 AP Classes
100% Integrated Support in the Classroom
2 Expert Teachers in Every Lower School Class
38% Students of Color enriching the diversity of our school
100% Student Centered Abilities Model®
2 College Counselors
5 Days a week of PE for Kindergarten through Grade 8
13 Competitive varsity sports teams
100% Orton-Gillingham and Wilson based approaches to dyslexia instruction
5:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
9 PVAC Championships Won
4 Student Initiated Water Bottle Filling Stations
2 Living Green Walls
3 Student Designed and Implemented Art Murals
22 Players on the Foosball Table in the Upper School Student Lounge
22 Bus Stops throughout DC, MD, and VA
1 McLean Garden
17 Members of the Learning Services Team

Values & CommunityWho We Are

We hear it all the time: McLean School changes lives. Students and their families say it’s because of the extraordinary faculty that cares about what, how, and who they teach; McLean’s inclusive and welcoming community; and our abiding belief that positive relationships are fundamental to learning. Together, this creates a powerful educational paradigm that benefits all students, from kindergarten through high school, college, and beyond. At McLean, we teach not just the child in our classroom, but the adult who will one day look back at this school experience as a time when they not only learned how to learn – but also learned how to move through the world with confidence, curiosity, compassion, and courage.

We BelieveCore Values

Creativity, Innovation & Intellectual Curiosity

By presenting opportunities for exploration and expression in an atmosphere where all community members flourish


In the academic, social and professional environment as a fundamental ingredient to the full development of the individual


To adapt our curriculum and teaching methods to the strengths and challenges of the individual learner


Through attentiveness to attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, words, and interactions


In a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional, and academic well-being

A Welcoming Community

In which students, faculty, administration, and parents work collaboratively to improve the overall quality at McLean

We BelieveOur Commitment to Diversity & Equity

McLean School’s commitment to diversity/equity is an extension of our mission to make education accessible, stimulating, and meaningful to a broad range of learners. McLean embraces diversity and values the integrity of all individuals. We cherish the learning opportunities that derive from the rich diversity of our community and its differences in ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, and gender. This recognition enriches our community and encourages our students to be better leaders and more responsible citizens. We believe that our students will acquire an understanding and appreciation for appreciative sensitivity to different people and cultures, and that they will be more secure in themselves, and better prepared to enjoy the richness and possibilities of the wonderfully diverse world they will inherit. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Toward this end, McLean School commits itself to:

  • Continue to develop a school culture and curricula that will teach our students both the skills and the sensibilities necessary for living in a world of change and difference;
  • Achieve an educationally enriching level of diversity in the student body, the faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees; and
  • Provide the resources and support needed to secure the self-esteem of every child.

The School expects that all community members will support diversity/equity at McLean School, just as the School expects that all community members will benefit from that work.

Our CommunityOur Mission

McLean School’s mission is to make education accessible, stimulating, and meaningful to a broad range of bright K-12 learners. We understand each student’s unique strengths and challenges, and support both in a way that fosters intellectual growth as well as confidence, self-advocacy, empathy, and connection. At McLean, students succeed because they learn how to learn in an inclusive, conscientious community of caring teachers and peers.

Proven Success withMcLean’s Academic Approach

McLean’s method kept my son on track throughout the school year. He was always positive and kept motivated toward his goal. Thank you so much for making a difference in my son’s life.