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October 15, 2020

BASIS Independent McLean Soars in Niche Rankings

In just five short years, BASIS Independent McLean, home of the Red-Tailed Hawks, has surged ahead and is now ranked among the best high schools in Virginia and the Washington D.C. Area, according to Niche’s 2021 Best High School Rankings.

BASIS Independent McLean has earned the #2 ranking for Best High Schools for STEM in Virginia while rising to the #3 ranking for Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia, and #3 ranking for Best Private K-12 Schools in Virginia. Additionally, our school ranked as the #6 Best Private High School in Virginia.

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September 18, 2020

From the Admissions Director: New Year with New Student Ambassadors

In a world where things have changed so much, it felt wonderfully normal to arrive on campus for the First Day of School (FDoS). As a BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) team member and mom, we completed the traditional FDoS steps. New school bag = check! FDoS picture = check! New outfit with matching dinosaur mask…Well, that was a bit different!

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August 3, 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Learning Can’t Be Quarantined

This summer we are featuring several articles from the June 2020 Hawk Talkour student newspaper. This week, we share English Subject Expert Teacher and The Hawk Talk advisor Dr. Pittman’s reflections on distance learning, which all BASIS Independent McLean students participated in during the final trimester of the 2019-20 school year.  

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August 1, 2020

From the Admissions Director: Launching the 2021-22 application (while still accepting for 2020-21)

Since mid-March (and for some of us even before), the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and changed the way that we operate on a daily bases. From a trip to the grocery store to a summer family vacation, each of our daily tasks or annual events require additional thought and preparation.

As we excitedly prepare to return to campus, Admissions is busy preparing a robust virtual experience to help new families learn more about our curriculum and community. This year will be a little different. As we work to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our Red-Tails Hawks, our Admissions team, in addition to our students, parents, teachers, and other administrators, are working tirelessly to design virtual, informational events to help you get to know us better!

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July 30, 2020

2019-20 School Year in Review

The 2019-20 school year was certainly an unprecedented one. A global pandemic disrupted BASIS Independent McLean’s final trimester and pushed the school to distance learning; however, from August to early March, students, staff, and families participated in a robust on-campus community.  

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July 27, 2020

An Unprecedented Senior Year

This summer we are featuring several articles from the June 2020 Hawk Talk, our student newspaper. This week, we share Nathan S.’s reflections on a senior year unlike any other. 

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July 20, 2020

The Pandemic From a Student’s Perspective

This summer we are featuring several articles from the June 2020 Hawk Talk, our student newspaper. This week, we share rising senior’s Mimi Y.’s reflections ostaying at home, getting organized, and using the time to develop new skills. 

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Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! McLean is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.

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