Tuition & Fees


TransformativeWhy McLean

A McLean education is an investment in your child and their future. We teach not just the student in our classroom, but also 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 grit and confidence. We believe that schools should teach the way students learn taught by expert educators. This approach is at the heart of all we do. Our model is innovative, responsive, and most importantly effective, allowing students to be and feel successful in and out of the classroom. We aim to keep our program as affordable as possible while also ensuring we have the resources to deliver on our promise.

“McLean was a game-changer”

Hear a parent’s story of the transformative power of a McLean education.

“My husband and I started playing the lottery because if we ever won $50 million, we would give it all to McLean School.  That’s what the School means to us and how much its work changes the lives of students.”

Kindergarten – Grade 1 $47,000
Grades 2 – 4 $51,900
Grades 5 – 8 $56,900
Grades 9 – 12 $57,700

(Books, Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Lab Fees, Parents Association Dues, and Yearbook)

Kindergarten – Grade 4 $915
Grades 5 – 8 $1,325
Grades 9 – 12 $1,325

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
13 Competitive varsity sports teams
5 Days a week of PE for Kindergarten through Grade 8
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

Financial AssistanceAffordability

At McLean, our efforts to meet students and families where they are includes doing what we can to make McLean as affordable as possible. We aim to provide everyone with an equal opportunity to explore our program, and to this end offer financial assistance based on need.