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.
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!
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!
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.
Miller H. ’20 has been named an Extraordinary Teen by Arlington Magazine. The magazine cites that his love of game creation started as early as grade 1 with a modified game of Tag. Twelve years later, Miller is a published game designer.
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.