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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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“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

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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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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...
Bridges and the Brain (2/22/2017) -
Listen in to the podcast above as our third grade team, Mrs. Gilpin and Mrs. Slavin, provide insight and takeaways from their experience at the Learning & the Brain Conference...
Cross-Curricular Learning: What happens when art and science collide in the MakerSpace? (2/16/2017) -
The MakerSpace provides opportunities for terrific cross-curricular projects. Follow along in the video above as the fifth grade designs and engineers bridges in a collaborative project that blends art with science. The project was inspired by a professional brainstorming session between Mrs. Garrity, Lower School art teacher, and Mrs. Greenhalgh,...