Counseling Services

Counseling services are provided by four full-time counselors: one in the Lower School, two in the Middle School, and one in the Upper School. (College counseling is a McLean School strength and is provided by the Co-Directors of College Counseling, who are solely dedicated to that endeavor.)
The Counseling Department provides:
Education. Counselors provide pro-social programs that build empathy and strengthen communication skills. They help build a positive climate in which all students feel accepted and valued.
Intervention. Counselors empower students to develop strategies that help lessen anxiety and stress, such as breathing and focusing techniques, enabling them to continue productively with their day.
Collaboration. Counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, and outside providers to create an effective plan for student support. 

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