Experience the McLean Difference

We help each student find a learning approach that lets him or her soar. A math whiz who stumbles with composition can move beyond grade level in areas of strength while getting extra help with challenging subjects. Because one size never fits all, even transformation at McLean is customized.
Our broad curriculum encompasses engaging, essential academics as well as the arts, physical education, and mindfulness. College potential is our baseline, and our academically rigorous program builds to include STEM curriculum, AP and honors courses, gifted and talented programming, as well as senior projects, with options for internships and courses at American University. Middle School students study writing and literature as separate courses, becoming insightful readers and skilled writers. Our students rise to the challenge of high expectations within a school climate that is supportive, respectful, and kind.
McLean School has created an innovative education that acknowledges differences can be sources of strength in our students. These differences become empowering assets, guiding us down a path less traveled—and much more interesting. We see and develop the potential in each student, and the impressive list of college acceptances is proof that our graduates are well prepared to take the next big step.

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  admission@mcleanschool.org