Students will be walking our halls again in 24 short days, but as per usual Admissions is already busy preparing for what’s next!

Our team is excited to announce the launch of our application for the 2018-2019 school year at BASIS Independent McLean for preschool (3s and 4s)-grade 10. The school year isn’t the only thing that is new about this admissions cycle; we have an entirely new way for your family to apply.

We have partnered with Ravenna Solutions to offer what we believe is a more simplified and sibling-friendly application process. Our new application allows parents to manage the submission of supplemental materials, event registration, and even view decisions in one central location.

Like all Red-Tailed Hawks, we strive to always make improvements. One thing we didn’t change? The family meeting. This is a requirement for each and every complete application and arguably the most important step. Meeting the student is invaluable to getting a real sense for what they want out of their educational experience, where their passions lie, and what they hope to achieve.

We know that given the right support, our students are capable of extraordinary things. We are excited to learn what your student will do at BASIS Independent McLean!

Key Admissions Dates

Early Admissions
Application Deadline: Nov. 16, 2017
Notification: Dec. 6, 2017
Decision Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018 

Regular Admissions
Application Deadline: Jan. 25, 2018
Notification: Mar. 1, 2018
Decision Deadline: Mar. 20, 2018

Application requirements vary for certain grades. You may refer to these helpful checklists to see what documents we will need in order to mark as complete and review your eligible student’s application:

ELP Application Steps
K-Grade 1 Application Steps
Grade 2-10 Application Steps

2017-2018 Admissions

We continue to accept applications for limited remaining seats across all grades, PreK (4s) through grade 10, on a rolling basis. To access the 2017-2018 application portal, please click here.

If you have any questions related to the application process, please feel free to contact Admissions at (703) 854-1253 or by email.

We look forward to getting to know your family during the admissions process!



BASIS Independent McLean is a preschool-12th grade private school located in Tysons. To learn more about our acclaimed liberal arts and science program, please register for an upcoming informational event. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year on a rolling basis (Rolling Admissions).

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