At BASIS Independent McLean, an age 2–grade 12 private school in Northern Virginia, students are empowered to explore, discover, and create in a rich liberal arts curriculum with advanced STEM offerings. The world-acclaimed BASIS Curriculum combines top education systems worldwide to meet the highest global benchmarks. Students engage in diverse disciplines including Mandarin, engineering, mathematics, logic, fine arts, and much more. All subjects are led by passionate educators with subject-specific expertise who not only bring high-level content to life, but inspire students to love learning and unlock their fullest potential. From their very first day, students work on building the content knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and independence needed to succeed throughout their education, preparing them to enter and excel in the world’s best colleges and universities.