Student Life

Student Life

Something for EveryoneGetting Involved

Student life at McLean is a mix of big and little fun moments that define each day and make our school a place where students are seen, supported, and successful.

We offer the full range of offerings you’d expect from any college preparatory school – opportunities for leadership and teamwork, where you can pursue your passions or embrace new ones. There is always something to learn, do, or discover at McLean!

Compassion in ActionService Learning

Throughout the year, McLean students spend time in settings from senior centers to animal shelters, developing projects from food drives to environmental clean ups, and reflecting on their experiences… all with the goal of fostering a sense of responsibility and connection to community.

Middle school students paint fence for community service

Tapping Into TalentThe Arts

The arts are a powerful vehicle for expression and self-discovery and an essential part of a McLean education, revealing new and wonderful sides of our students to themselves and to one another. On stage or in the studio, all of our students have a place to shine.

Two students during school production of Spamelot

Skills, Strategies, Sportsmanship, ChampionshipsAthletics

Whether your team takes the championship, or you’re trying a sport for the very first time, when it comes to athletics at McLean, everyone wins. Go Mustangs!

McLean girls track team stands together

Building Robots, Building Resourcefulness.Robotics

In the form of a moving alligator with Lego WeDo or an autonomous fire-fighting robot, innovations and imaginations come alive with McLean’s Robotics program.

Student uses laptop during robotics project

Extracurriculars For EveryoneClubs and Activities

With more than 30 clubs and activities, there’s a place at McLean for all students to pursue their passions — or discover new ones.

Smiling girl hangs origami birds

Fitting It All InAfter School Activities

McLean offers an extended day program, and a variety of exciting after school interest-based activities. In addition, we provide the convenience of other supports during or after the school day such as string instrument lessons, occupational or speech therapy, and one-on-one academic coaching.

Smiling young girls stand on playground bridge

Diversity, Respect & ResponsibilityOur Caring Community