Self-Reliance & A Strong Work Ethic
McLean’s Upper School students are busy preparing for college—learning to appreciate fine literature, engaging in the study of cultures throughout history, solving complex problems in AP calculus and science, and expressing their ideas in essays and research papers. Some are benefiting from the study of computer science, technology, and robotics.
Others proudly celebrate their jazz combo ensembles, quality dramatic and musical performances, computer graphic designs, and art displays. And all are prepared for college and next steps, thanks to a committed, conscientious faculty that knows our students and helps them to know themselves.
Upper School Highlights
Community building through writing and implementing a student government constitution, creating and supporting an honor code, and participating in service-learning projects
both on and off-campus.
Senior projects and experiential learning opportunities.
Competitive athletic program
including conference championships and undefeated seasons.
A vibrant social calendar including after school and weekend activities, spirit weeks, a fall dance, senior farewell, and junior/senior prom.
“I’m proud of so much of what McLean’s about, but perhaps most of all the fact that our students feel safe here -- safe to ask questions, to make mistakes, to seek help, and to shine and showcase who they truly are. Confidence itself can’t be taught, but we can and do create an environment in which it’s learned.” - Dr. Josephine Diemond, Head of Upper School