If your child is bright—but swimming against the current to learn—McLean School may be a great fit. We serve students with mild to moderate learning needs—including ADHD, anxiety, and language-based differences, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia—who thrive in a kind, student-centered academic and social environment. We also serve traditional learners who simply do better with smaller classes, challenging opportunities, and more individual 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. We celebrate each child's strengths and challenges while encouraging personal growth and providing academic rigor.

Our college counseling office and application process is second to none and often cited by parents as a particular strength. Our students have an impressive track record of acceptances into great colleges, but more important, they have a solid record of success in college and beyond. As one parent observed, McLean is a lifelong gift.

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

Cathy Patterson
Director of Admission

Meet the Admission Team

Cathy Patterson 

Director of Admission

Bobby Edwards 

Director of Enrollment Management

Sandy Merten 

Associate Director of Admission
Director of Financial Assistance

Cay Keller 

Administrative Assistant

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. McLean School has for 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 differences. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277  admission@mcleanschool.org