"Traditionally, a Commencement Speaker gets up here and they tell you some wisdom or advice that you will not remember by lunch tomorrow. After talking to students here, I realized there is no wisdom or advice I could give you. What I can do, is to encourage you to embrace who you are, and what you’ve learned here at the School. When I think of the Core Values of the School: Creativity, Innovation, Intellectual Curiosity, and Academic Achievement, it is the first three of those values that will make you successful. Embrace your talents and never forget what you have learned at McLean. You have the foundation because of what you’ve been given and that puts you head and shoulders above your peers. I know you will be successful. And, remember this . . . . . Once a Mustang, always a Mustang."
Superintendent, Olathe District Schools
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.