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.

Mr. Paul Geise, Head of School of BASIS Independent McLean, expressed, “In less than five years, we have begun to establish ourselves as an extraordinary learning environment. The key to our success: exemplary faculty, motivated students who lean into our robust and rigorous curriculum, and parents eager to have their children prepared to thrive in college and beyond. These rankings mark our progress and our trajectory. And the best is yet to come!”

Our rankings also show what’s possible when you set a mission to raise the standard of learning to the highest international levels. Our fundamental belief is that any motivated student can excel if provided a challenging curriculum, teachers who teach students to love their subject as much as they do, and a culture that believes in helping students discover their potential. 

A big congratulations to the Red-Tailed Hawk community, including our students, faculty and staff, and parents. We are proud of what our school has achieved as we celebrate our five years together.

BASIS Independent McLean is a Toddlers-Grade 12 private school, located in McLean, Virginia. We invite you to join our interest list to learn more about our program.