Thank you for your interest in our vibrant learning community at BASIS Independent McLean!

The BASIS Independent McLean campus is currently closed, and we will transition to distance learning through the end of the school year. We do this to protect the public health in our city.

Although our campus is closed during this time, we are continuing to accept applications on a rolling and space-available bases for the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have submitted your child’s application for the upcoming school year, you will receive an email from our Admissions Team outlining the next steps of the process.

For families submitting an application to grade 3 and above, your child will have the opportunity to take an online Entrance Exam as well as to complete the Family Meeting virtually during our current school closure.

For families submitting an application to our Toddler, PreK-1 (three year olds), PreK-2 (four year olds), Kindergarten, or Grade 1 and Grade 2, we will work directly with you to schedule your virtual, Family Meeting and Play Date.

For questions, please contact Stephanie Cancienne, Director of Admissions, via email at or by phone at 202.250.4431. We remain available to answer your questions about our program and/or the admissions process.

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We have a distance learning option for families who would still like to be a part of the BASIS Independent community but from the comfort of their home. BASIS Independent Online is offering families an online program for the 2020-21 school year only. Our distance learning program is available for students considering grades 2-8 for the upcoming school year. We currently have seats available in grades 2-4  for interested families. To learn more, please click here.

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