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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
    B-
McLean School is a highly rated, private school located in Potmac, MD. It has 413 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $45,990 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 96% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
8224 Lochinver Lane
Potmac, MD 20854
Telephone
(240) 395-0698

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$45,990
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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McLean School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1070
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Average ACT
28
16 responses

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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
413
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
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60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
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of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
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80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$181,890
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,809
National
$949
Median Home Value
$889,100
National
$184,700
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McLean School Reviews

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My daughter bounded out of the car the first day I dropped her off at McLean School, eager for all that awaited her. Three years later, she still beams with excitement as she enters the school each and every day. The teachers are dedicated, the instruction is individualized, and the atmosphere is positively transformative. We couldn't be happier!
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Coming from public school, this school trash. Besides the same five athletes, sports are trash (like win 1-2 games a season bad). No real diversity. AP's and honors classes are not encouraged, most students end up taking 1 or none, and end up dropping out. School only offers about 5 AP's not 12. You hear lot of ignorant and racist statements towards non-white kids. In the high school there are about 3 teachers who are really passionate, but the rest fail to be on a consistent basis. Tuition is way overpriced, does not even include lunch (horrendous), "textbooks" ($500 for "textbooks" for books that accumulate to less than$200) and etc. If you want a school that offers a challenging curriculum, diversity, and a pathway to at least a top 50 school, look somewhere else.
Both of our girls attend the McLean School. Our youngest attends the Middle School and is a traditional learner. Our oldest attends the Upper School and has mild to moderate learning challenges. We love McLean's small class sizes. The girls are supported academically and socially by experienced and qualified teachers, specialist and administrators. Most importantly, McLean has a supportive and friendly environment that fosters physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth. It is a place where our children are happy, thriving and can live up to their full potential.

The girls often say that “It feels like I have been here my whole life.” We have heard Mr. Saxenian say that McLean is transformative. In fact, it has been transformative and life-changing for our family.