“I wanted to be a student ambassador because I remembered how much my shadow day helped me decide to come here. I like meeting new people and want to help others see our school.”
-Mackenzie, Class of ‘2024

Visit the Hawk’s Nest! Prospective students in grades 5-10 who have applied to BASIS Independent McLean for the 2019-20 school year are invited to experience a day-in-the-life of a Red-Tailed Hawk. Come and shadow one of our student ambassadors and experience firsthand the academic and social life on campus.

This shadow day visit gives prospective students the opportunity to observe and participate in our engaging classrooms, interact with our Subject Expert Teachers, and see our school in action throughout the day! The shadow day begins with donuts with our deans, where you will meet your student ambassador and receive your schedule for the day. The schedule also includes a group lunch with students, deans and/or faculty.

Shadow Days are scheduled 2-3 days each month from October through April. Please fill out the form to request your child’s visit to campus. The Office of Admissions will respond to your request with next steps within 2 business days.

If you have any questions about our shadow day program, please email or call the Admissions team at 703.854.1253.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!