Expectations and Our Commitment


McLean School expects parents to give their children’s education a high priority in their financial planning. Some families will need financial assistance no matter how carefully they manage their finances. We support families as best we can in their pursuit to offer a McLean education to their children.

Policy and Procedure

At McLean, financial need is determined through the careful analysis of a family’s financial resources and the ability to contribute to their child’s education. Awards are determined with the guidance of the objective financial analysis provided by School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS. Final decisions are the sole discretion of the Financial Assistance Committee, recognizing that limited resources may prevent full funding of demonstrated need.
 
Current McLean School Families
  • December 1, 2017 – Submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at: http://sss.nais.org. The school code for McLean School is 4753.
  • December 1, 2017 – Upload a digital copy of your 2016 Federal tax return, including applicable schedules and W-2, to the SSS by NAIS website.
  • May 1, 2018 – Upload a digital a copy of your 2017 Federal tax return, including applicable schedules and W-2, to the SSS by NAIS website.
Applicants to McLean School
  • February 1, 2018 – Submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at: http://sss.nais.org. The school code for McLean School is 4753.
  • February 1, 2018 – Upload a digital copy of your 2016 Federal tax return, including applicable schedules and W-2, to the SSS by NAIS website.
  • May 1, 2018 – Upload a digital a copy of your 2017 Federal tax return, including applicable schedules and W-2, to the SSS by NAIS website.

Application Timetable

 October 2, 2017
 SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) Available Online
 December 1, 2017
 Deadline for completed SSS PFS and submission of 2016 Federal tax  documents (current McLean families)
 February 1, 2018
 Deadline for completed SSS PFS and submission of 2016 Federal tax  documents (applicant McLean families)
 February 9, 2018
 Financial Assistance Contract Addendum available electronically with  the re-enrollment contract to applicant families that meet the PFS  application deadline.
 March 2, 2018
 Financial Assistance Contract Addendum available electronically with  the enrollment contract to applicant families that meet the PFS  application deadline.
 May 1, 2018
 Submission of 2017 Federal tax documents
 
Please be sensitive to the importance of the timetable above in order to have a timely consideration of your Financial Assistance application.
  • Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on the availability of funds.

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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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