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Applying to BASIS Independent McLean

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the process for admission to BASIS Independent McLean. Our process is selective and multi-step, ensuring we spend time getting to know our applicants, their families, and vice-versa.

Fall 2017 Admissions

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year on a rolling basis (Rolling Admissions) for Preschool-2 (four-year-olds) through grade 10. We aim to notify you of an admissions decision within 10 business days of receiving your completed application. We recommend starting the process now before grades begin to fill. Register for our interest list to receive updates from our admissions team or apply now.


Admissions Team
Main Phone Number: (703) 854-1253, ext. 741
Office Email:
Laura Daly, Director of Admissions

Admissions Steps and Requirements

  • 1

    Attend an Informational Event (Optional)

    Though not required, we recommend you attend an informational event to learn about our program before applying.

    Optional for all grades (Preschool-10th grade).

  • 2

    Complete and submit an online application along with a $50 application fee.

    Applications are now available.

    Required for all grades (Preschool-10th grade).

  • 3

    Submit unofficial transcripts.

    Required for 1st-10th grades.

  • 4

    Register online for your child's group play date (Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 1) or entrance exam (2nd-10th grades).

    Required for Preschool-10th grades.

  • 5

    Register online for your Family Meeting.

    All applicants and at least one parent and/or legal guardian must attend a 30-minute meeting where we will interview your child and answer any questions you may have.

    Required for all grades (Preschool-10th grade).

Checklists and Forms

Grade Checklists