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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The Geometry of Field Day


Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

What is rolling admissions? (2/23/2017) -
At the end of February, we shift to rolling admissions and work individually with each new applicant to schedule visits and complete the admissions process.
MATHCOUNTS Team takes Seventh Regional Title in a Row (2/13/2017) -
The Powhatan MATHCOUNTS Team participated in the 2017 Blue Ridge Chapter Regional Competition at Admiral Robert E Byrd Middle School on February 11, 2017. The Powhatan team successfully defended their regional championship, as the team took home the region title for the seventh year in a row! The team placed...
Where do your students go after they graduate? (6/15/2017) -
It is a question we hear on campus tours from parents who are considering Powhatan for their children;  where do your students go after they graduate? 
Cross-Curricular Design Challenge: Fifth Grade (6/6/2017) -
Mrs. Nichols’ fifth grade class finished out the year in the MakerSpace with a fun cross-curricular that combined both engineering and art. When Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Garrity began their planning, they first reflected on the success of an earlier bridge-building project with Mrs. Greenhalgh’s class. While it was important...