Welcome and thank you for your interest in McLean School’s vibrant college preparatory Upper School, serving students in grades 9-12. McLean resides just outside of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, and offers a rigorous yet supportive academic program of AP, honors, and college-prep courses
. Our students transition successfully to many excellent colleges and universities
across the United States.
McLean is a community of learners where the focus is on the whole person – not just on test scores or transcripts. You will be an integral part of the school family. Upper School teachers provide a safe, caring, and nurturing environment where students thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. We allow our students to take healthy risks by stretching themselves academically and by taking on leadership positions. By the time they graduate, our students have honed their self-advocacy skills, they know their learning strengths and challeneges, and they have developed many strategies to be successful. Our graduates are confident learners who understand how they learn best.
Upper School students are also involved in numerous club offerings, Athletics
, Visual and Performing Arts,
as well as Service Projects. These opportunities allow our students to grow socially and emotionally as they prepare for college.
McLean welcomes your application – and we’ll help you navigate our Admission process. Looking forward to sharing the McLean experience with you!