Visual Arts

The Visual Arts program offers an innovative, stimulating, and progressively challenging curriculum that guides and prepares students in their individual visual arts interests and career goals. Art elements, principles of design, and color theory are at the core of the Visual Arts curriculum and are presented from basic to advanced levels from kindergarten through grade 12. Each student’s creative expression is nurtured while offering experience with a variety of 2- and 3- dimensional art materials and techniques.

Beginning in kindergarten and through grade 6, students have a visual arts class twice a week. In grades 7 and 8 all students have a visual arts elective for one semester. The Upper School Visual Arts program offers a rich and varied elective curriculum including foundational through Advanced Placement courses.

Student art is exhibited both internally and externally. This includes Lower and Middle School student art displays, an Upper School Visual Arts Evening, a Senior Graduation Art Exhibit, an exhibition at the annual Association of Independent Maryland Schools Conference, and other venues outside of school.

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.
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