Student Life

Student Life

Something for EveryoneGetting Involved

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

It might be a smile in the hallway, a complimentary remark about an academic insight, a pat on the back when the basketball swishes, or applause for a jazz solo. Thanks to strong connections with and among faculty, meaningful and inclusive programming, and an overall optimism about learning, students at McLean are thriving emotionally, socially and intellectually – in and out of the classroom. Our caring community is a winning combination of intention, insight, and commitment to providing an excellent education in a setting to match.

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.

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.

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!

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 award-winning Robotics program.

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.

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.

Diversity, Respect & ResponsibilityOur Caring Community