Discovering Talent Through the Arts

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a student come alive through the arts—in a play’s starring role, with a jazz trumpet solo or through the creation of a stunning portrait. Visual and Performing Arts are essential elements of a McLean education, revealing the many talents of our students, building a positive self-image.
Through painting, sculpture, drama, and music, students tap into the arts as powerful vehicles for expression. The visual arts are on display throughout McLean and in our online galleries. Lower and Middle School students take string classes and participate in String Ensembles and Chorus; Middle Schoolers also have options of band and guitar; Upper School students perform in Jazz Band and Rock, Pop & Blues Band. McLean musicians perform at concerts, assemblies, music competitions, sporting events, open houses, and the annual spring musical, as well as at local venues and festivals. 
Our spring musicals attract the entire McLean community and showcase students in such gems as, Oklahoma, The Pirates of Penzance, Grease, Guys & Dolls, Big River, Annie, Beauty and the Beast and South Pacific. Every fall, students elicit laughter by presenting a comedy. Our students’ appreciation for the arts will enhance the rest of their lives.

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