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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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Spring Open House 2017 (3/20/2017) - 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, drama,...
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.
What was the winning word at the Spelling Bee? (3/28/2017) - Nikil, a Powhatan sixth grader, outlasted 15 competitors over a span of 23 rounds to capture first place in the Regional Spelling Bee over Spring Break. We caught up with him to ask a few questions about the competition: One common misconception is that there isn’t necessarily a word...
MakerSpace: Engineering Solar-Powered Rovers (3/19/2017) - Seventh graders have been studying the Rovers that NASA sent to Mars in 2003 and 2011. Student’s then completed an engineering project last week at the end of their unit. They designed and created their own “rovers” and “landers” testing them outside: “This year we added an additional component,” says...