Success Starts Here

If your child is bright—but swimming against the tide to learn—McLean School may be a great fit. We serve students with mild to moderate academic challenges—including dyslexia, anxiety, attention and organizational issues—who thrive in a kind, student-centered academic and social environment. Where others see need, McLean sees gifts. We also serve traditional learners who simply do better with smaller classes, challenging opportunities, and more attention.

At first glance, McLean looks like any traditional K-12 school, and indeed, from arts to athletics, we have all the amenities. But look again, and you’ll see students learning their way. Here, the Abilities Model® celebrates each child's strengths and challenges while encouraging personal growth and providing academic rigor. Our students have an impressive track record of acceptances into great colleges, but more importantly, they have a solid record of success in college and beyond. As one parent observed, McLean is a lifelong gift.

Our Application Process is second to none and often cited by parents as a particular strength. We spend a tremendous amount of time and energy working to ensure you and your child have a personalized experience in getting to know McLean and informing you of the exact needs your child requires to be an accomplished learner.

Please call us today at 240.395.0698 to schedule an individual or group visit and tour. We look forward to meeting you!

Cathy Patterson
Director of Enrollment 

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