We are thrilled to announce the new home of our Lower School, McLean School Falls Road, opening Fall 2023!
Over the last decade, McLean has enriched its program and carefully and gradually grown its student body. As a result, space has become tight, sometimes constraining programmatic opportunities, and complicating scheduling.
Our new Campus is located just a mile down Tuckerman Lane, on a beautiful site shared with the Julia P. Bindeman Suburban Center of the Washington Hebrew Congregation.
The Lower School will benefit from larger classrooms and outdoor space, while the Middle and Upper Schools spread out within the Lochinver Lane Campus enabling us to deliver an even richer and more effective program to our students in all three divisions.
The new Campus will allow us to continue measured and gradual growth of our K-12 program, while maintaining our commitment to small classes where expert faculty teach the way students learn, and see students first for their strengths.
McLean’s warm, nurturing, and close-knit community has been, and will continue to be, a hallmark of our program.
We will share more with you about the Lower School Falls Road Campus in the coming months and look forward to welcoming students when the new school year begins in 2023!
Lower School Falls Road Highlights
- A schedule centered around young students
- 17 large, light-filled classrooms
- Extensive outdoor space, including three playgrounds geared to different ages
- A Learning Commons Library designed specifically and exclusively for K-4 students
- Large All Purpose Room for community-wide events
- Easy carpool drop-offs and continued bus transportation between Lochinver Lane and Falls Road
The Right MoveAt the Right Time
Get a glimpse of our Lower School Falls Road Campus and hear from Head of School, Michael Saxenian, and Head of Lower School, Dr. Niesha Keemer, as they share more about this exciting opportunity and what it means for McLean.
Enjoy visiting fourteen virtual 360° photos of rooms/spaces at our new Campus, and imagine the possibilities! To enjoy this interactive experience, after entering a 360° photo, hold your touchpad down, and move up/down/right/left. After you’re ready to move into the next room, simply find the blue dot (on some devices a white circle with a small ‘i’) and click it.
Get a Glimpse of theFalls Road Campus
The beautiful Falls Road Campus is both private and accessible to our community.
We look forward to welcoming Lower School students and parents at drop off and pick up.
The large, light filled reception area where we will greet students and parents.
A Learning Commons Library designed specifically and exclusively for K-4 students.
A large All Purpose Room for lunch, physical education, and for families to join us for events and performances.
Playground Number 1 for our students to make friends, and have fun.
Playground Number 2 for our students to make friends, and have fun.
Playground Number 3 for our students to make friends, and have fun.
A virtual rendering of a warm and creative space for art at the Falls Road Campus.
We can’t wait to have students and teachers filling the hallways in the Fall of 2023.
One of the 17 large, light filled classrooms.
A virtual rendering of our new Lower School Music Room.
A virtual rendering of the STEM Room at the Falls Road Campus.
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