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

Fall Open House & Shadow Day: Nov. 4 (10/14/2016) -
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.
Celebrating the roots of Powhatan School with a Blue Ridge Country Day Reunion (9/29/2016) -
September 24, 2016 was a memorable night for a special group of Powhatan alumni and, the staff who organized it! Over 50 attendees from the very beginnings of Powhatan, the Blue Ridge Country Day School,  came together to take a walk down memory lane, sharing their history and memories along...
Kindergarten Science: Simple Machines (10/14/2016) -
Kindergarteners are learning about force, motion and simple machines. In this activity, students rotated through multiple hands-on activities where they explored the inclined plane and wedge:
Real World Science: Wetlands Field Day (10/14/2016) -
Our third graders have been studying the importance of the wetlands on the Crocker Conservancy. Students put on their muck boots and waded into the wetlands to discover which plants and insects were thriving in our calcareous muck fen. Students measured the temperature, pH, and levels of dissolved oxygen in...