Performing Arts


The Performing Arts Department prides itself on enabling each student to find his or her own ability to express themselves through music and drama. Students who participate in these programs find a heightened sense of self-confidence and self-worth. The kindergarten through grade 12 music curriculum which encompasses skills in music literacy, music theory and appreciation is heavily “performance-driven” with chorus and string ensembles beginning in third grade. Middle School music classes provide more opportunities to perform in other vocal and instrumental venues such as handbells, guitar, or band. Our award-winning Jazz Band, Chorus and Strings Ensembles provide our Upper School students with opportunities to refine, polish, and deliver outstanding performances both on and off campus.

Middle and Upper School students have the added opportunity to participate in extra-curricular drama activities throughout the school year. Middle and Upper School students join forces and tackle a huge project of preparing a drama performance in the fall, and a musical performance during the spring semester. Students may also participate in behind-the-scene projects that include stage-crew and costuming.

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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