We learn not for school, but for life.

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

– Albert Einstein

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Curiosity Ignited Capital Campaign

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“Powhatan is the academic leader of today because of the vision and generosity of our founding families.
Our STEM campaign will build upon this strong foundation and continue to inspire learning for our current and future students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Truly, this initiative embodies the enduring Powhatan spirit of ‘learning not for school but for life.”

– Sue Scarborough, Head of School

Powhatan Alumni

Here is a partial list of where some of our most recent graduates have continued their careers at the collegiate level:

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Johns Hopkins CTY Test
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The Geometry of Field Day


Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

Join Us: Fall Open House & Shadow Day! (10/16/2016) -
#WeLOVEaChallenge   Powhatan students LOVE a challenge! We have an accelerated curriculum that provides a rigorous, yet developmentally appropriate, approach to the traditional subjects in English, math, social studies, and science. Our aim of educating the whole child includes character development, social and emotional growth and an inclusion of plenty of extras. Art, music,...
Fall Open House & Shadow Day: Nov. 4 (10/10/2016) -
We encourage prospective families to spend a school day with us through our Open House & Shadow Day programs. Students are immersed in the classroom for a day with their peers, while parents visit with administrators, teachers and students through a variety of programs. The Shadow Day option is available for students in grades 2-6.
‘Taping’ it up a notch (12/2/2016) -
“I love to take it up a notch each year,” say Mr. Royston, the Upper School art teacher. “Each year I want to build on what we did the previous year.” The seventh grade just finished up their Tape Art installation in art class, one that has become one of...
Getting to know the MakerSpace (11/30/2016) -
The after school program in the MakerSpace just kicked off in November. “We are experimenting with ideas and different projects right now, so it’s very open-ended,” says Mr. Holloway the Math Department Chair and MakerSpace facilitator. “I just want them to get a sense of what tools and materials we...