Experience the McLean Difference

With McLean, you don’t need to choose between a specialized school with a limited program offering, on one hand, and a one-size-fits-all traditional college prep school on the other. McLean offers the best of both.

Our experts differentiate instruction and teach the way students learn in small classes. Because we push support into the classroom, rather than pulling students out, our approach is integrated and avoids stigma. We also provide the structure and amenities—and college placement results—of a larger college preparatory setting, including full scope curricular, athletics, theater, music and studio arts programs. Our mindfulness and wellness programming are unmatched, and create a positive place for learning.

And only McLean offers the Abilities Model®, seeing students holistically for what they can do, rather than for what they cannot.


K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277  admission@mcleanschool.org