Sports and Physical Education Refreshes the Body and Mind

Academic focus is enhanced when physical activity is part of a student’s day. McLean deliberately builds into each school day time for students to participate in physical education and sports. This break from the rigors of study refreshes the body and mind and establishes a pattern for a healthier life. Integrated health education then reinforces the importance of mind/body well-being.
At McLean, the emphasis on physical activity increases as students progress in developing athletic skills, strategies, and sportsmanship. Spirited athletic competition emerges in matches and games with teams from other schools in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC). For grades 5-12—in addition to boys’ soccer and lacrosse and girls’ volleyball, soccer, and softball—we field boys’ and girls’ teams in cross country, basketball, wrestling, and track and field.
McLean’s small size gives every student an opportunity to belong to a sports team. They experience camaraderie, community, teamwork, and the joys of participation—but McLean athletes have also had considerable success. Our 2013 Boys Varsity Basketball team was both regular season and Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) tournament champions, and our 2014 Girls 7 & 8 Basketball team was the unbeaten PVAC champion. The Girls 7 & 8 Basketball teams won in 2015 & 2016. The Middle School Girls also won the 2016 Softball and Volleyball championships. Most recently, in 2017 and 2018 the Girls Varsity Basketball won the regular season and tournament championships.
Go Mustangs!

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