Online Application

At every stage of their development, our students (and families) are transformed by the McLean approach. The proof is in their success in college and in life. We invite you to apply.

Complete your Application using our secure and confidential online process. Your online account enables you to view the progress of your application and access to your admission decision.

Application Process

  1. Completed online Application Form with fee
  2. Parent interview with an admission representative
  3. Student visit
  4. From current school:
    • (a) Download the Request for Transcript Form, sign it, and give it to the registrar at your child's current school. The transcript should include current grades from the most recent marking period, plus grades for the previous two academic years.
    • (b) Teacher Recommendation (requested electronically via online application)
  5. Cognitive Assessment (IQ test) within 18 months
  6. Achievement test results within 9 months
View the Admission Checklist for more specific requirements. 


McLean School does not discriminate nor tolerate any discrimination based on ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, culture, color, age, sexual orientation, gender, physical disability, or any other classification proscribed under local, state, or federal law.

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