We're asked the question, "what makes BASIS Independent McLean different?" all the time. Though our difference lies in our accelerated liberal arts, STEM-focused curriculum, and our culture of support and emphasis on student learning, it all boils down to the teachers. Of the many aspects that make BASIS Independent McLean an acclaimed private school, our teachers definitely stand out from the rest. Not only is our program more affordable than other academically high achieving private schools, but the value we place on hiring subject experts - and the quality instructors that result from the hiring process - is immeasurable.