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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
McLean School is a highly rated, private school located in Potmac, MD. It has 437 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.

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.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

McLean School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1080
14 responses
Average ACT
28
19 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Auction, Cecily's Advocacy, Jazz Band
    50%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • N/A
    13%
  • Senior Send off/Senior Nights
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
437
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$188,104
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,060
National
$949
Median Home Value
$896,300
National
$184,700
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We are huge fans of the McLean School Community. The staff and students are very tolerant, friendly and respectful. Our son came from a public school in VA and the change to the small classrooms and the totally awesome teachers has made a HUGE difference for him. He has quickly become a stronger and more confident learner which is based on the outstanding teachers and their educational skills. The academics at McLean School are competitive and sometimes even demanding but the teachers always seem to know how to balance the work loads with great field trips and ways to relax the students while working towards educational exellence. Well Done McLean!
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I highly recommend this school to a parent that is looking for a K-12 school who embraces your child for who they are, celebrates their talents, supports their challenges and invests in positive outcomes for every student. This dynamic, empathetic community puts the students at the heart of every decision and every aspect of school culture. McLean teachers truly care about the social-emotional well-being of the students, not just the academics (although the academics are strong). The relationships they build with the students are authentic and last through the students’ tenure at the school – you can see it in the hallways and at school events. The faculty helps foster learning by creating a nurturing and supportive classroom community that enables students to take risks in their learning, make mistakes, voice their opinions, share their perspectives and learn how to self-advocate. Simply put, they make kids feel good about themselves and recognize the greatness they have within.
When I attended Open Houses, there was so much talk about community that I thought everyone was "drinking the Kool Aid." Now, I am such a believer in the school that my son attends McLean, and I work here! Veteran faculty, outstanding leadership and smart, caring students make for a winning combination. McLean is a hidden gem.