WELCOME TO BASIS INDEPENDENT McLEAN'S APPLICATION

We're glad you've decided to take the next step toward becoming part of our school community. Since opening for our inaugural year in fall 2016, our Subject Expert Teachers have been inspiring students to achieve to new levels through the world-acclaimed BASIS Curriculum at our beautiful, 11-acre campus in Tysons Corner. Our students and teachers create a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes, outcomes that have led BASIS Curriculum Schools to be top ranked in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

Before you apply, kindly take note of our admissions cycles and associated deadlines and make sure your selection aligns with your family's goals. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions office at (703) 854-1253 or mclean-admissions@basisindependent.com.

Applying to BASIS Independent McLean is a selective, multi-step process that varies depending upon the entry grade. Please download the application checklist, linked below, to help organize your way to a complete application. Note: there is a specific checklist for the International Student Program below.

TO ACCESS IN-PROGRESS APPLICATIONS: You only need one account per family even if you are applying for two or more children. Login below, then click on the DASHBOARD link at the top of the page to view and edit all of your existing student applications and begin a new one. If you do not remember the email address associated with your account, please contact a member of the Admissions team using the contact information provided to the left. Checklists by grade are available for download below.

CURRENT BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN FAMILIES:
You only need one account per family, even if you are applying for the sibling(s) of a current BASIS Independent McLean student. Login below, then click on the DASHBOARD link at the top of the page to see all of your existing student applications and begin a new one. If you do not remember the email address associated with your account, please contact a member of the Admissions team using the contact information provided to the left. Checklists by grade are available for download below.

NEW FAMILIES:
Please create an account below. You only need one account per family even if you are applying for two or more children. If you have more than one child, you must submit separate applications for each sibling. You will use your login and password to check on your application status throughout the admissions cycle.

The Toddler Program – A year-round program for children ages 2 to 3 to prepare them for PreK-1.

The Academy: Grades 8-12 – A program built on a primary-text, seminar-based approach to the study of English and history. The Academy will be offered to BASIS Independent McLean students entering grades 8-10 in the 2020-2021 school year. Students fulfill humanities requirements specific to The Academy, including Honors History Seminars, AP Seminar and AP Research, while continuing to take all other courses with their BASIS Independent McLean peers. Learn more by visiting mclean.basisindependent.com/theacademy.

International students: Please use Google Chrome or Firefox and make sure JavaScript is enabled. International students requiring an F1 Visa must select the International Application Cycle within the application to be reviewed for admission. In the application, you will be asked to upload a scanned copy of your passport bio page. You will also be asked to answer a few short essay questions. Please make sure you have the necessary documents ready in order to successfully submit the application. Please also reference the International Student Program Checklist below for all the materials you will need to complete your application.

ALL FAMILIES:
Please download the application checklist, linked below, to help organize your way to a complete application. Note, there is a specific checklist for the International Student Program below.

2020-21 Application Checklist:

We are also accepting applications for mid-year transfer students on a first-come, first-served, Rolling Admissions basis for the current 2019-20 school year. Please contact our Admissions team for seat availability by grade.


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