As I meet more and more BASIS Independent McLean families at information events and at my popular Coffee Meetings, it is clear by questions asked about our program that we are shaping an engaged, thoughtful parent community. In the seventh installment of my FAQ series, I let you know that it is not too late to apply for the 2016-2017 school year.

School Starts in Less Than Two Weeks. You don’t have any admissions events left in August. Is it too late to apply? And how do I get more information about your school?

No, it is not too late to apply for the 2016-2017 school year. We still have a few spaces available in most grades and are accepting applications for admissions right up until the first day of school. The sooner you can fill out your online application and complete your family meeting and testing, the sooner we can make a decision. And even though we are busy rolling out plans for the next admissions cycle, a member of our team is always available to answer any of your questions about the culture and curriculum or walk you through the process.


The Applications Process. Our manager of admissions, Sharon Brown, can schedule your family meeting, test date, and answer any questions about the process. Email her at

Want a Parent Perspective? Email me at and we can set up a time to chat or meet for coffee.

General Information. Monica Zeno, our associate director of admissions is happy to help. Email her at

What Happens After School Starts? After August 29, applications will be processed as transfers.

What About Next Year? Sign up for our interest list if you are interested in applying for the 2017-2018 school year. By joining our interest list, you will receive email updates from BASIS Independent McLean including: upcoming events and opportunities to meet faculty and staff, admissions alerts and deadline reminders, and details on our curriculum and offerings. 

If you have any other questions for me both as a BASIS.ed parent and as our Director of Community Relations, please feel free to e-mail me or leave them in the comments.

BASIS Independent McLean, a preschool-grade 12 private school in Tysons, VA, is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic school year. To learn more, please visit our admissions page