McLean School’s mission is to make education accessible, stimulating, and meaningful to a broad range of learners.
Our students flourish because McLean responds to students’ learning styles. McLean prepares students intellectually and socially by encouraging self-advocacy and building self-confidence.
Our students succeed because they learn how to learn.
As a community dedicated to a student-centered approach, where the welfare of the student is a priority in decision-making, we value equally:
Creativity, innovation, intellectual curiosity and academic achievement - by presenting opportunities for exploration and expression in an atmosphere where all community members flourish
Diversity - in the academic, social and professional environment as a fundamental ingredient in the full development of the individual
Flexibility - to adapt our curriculum and teaching methods to the styles and needs of the individual learner
Respect - through attentiveness to attitudes, behaviors, thoughts words and interactions
A Safe and Nurturing Environment - that contributes to physical, social, emotional and academic well-being
A Sense of Community - in which students, faculty, administration and parents work collaboratively, combining their talents and ideas to improve the overall quality of our shared experience
McLean's Commitment to Diversity/Equity:
McLean School’s commitment to diversity/equity is an extension of our long-standing commitment to learning styles and differences.
McLean embraces diversity and values the integrity of all individuals. We offer equitable opportunity to learn from the wealth that diversity renders to all community members in the recognition of differences of ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, culture, color, sexual orientation, or gender. This recognition enriches our community and encourages our students to be better leaders and more responsible citizens. We believe that our students will acquire an appreciative sensitivity to different people and cultures and that they will be more secure in themselves and better prepared to enjoy the richness and possibilities of the wonderfully diverse world they will inherit.
Toward this end, McLean School commits itself:
to continue to develop a school culture and curricula that will teach our students both the skills and the sensibilities necessary for living in a world of change and difference;
to achieve an educationally enriching level of diversity in the student body, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees;
and to provide the resources and support equitably to secure the self-esteem of every child;
We expect that all community members will support diversity/equity at McLean School, just as we expect that all community members will benefit from that work.