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

2018 Visiting Author: Laurel Snyder (9/19/2018) -
We are excited to have Laurel Snyder on campus this Friday as our Visiting Author. She will be visiting both Lower School and Upper School classrooms throughout the day. She will be working with students to promote an understanding of literary careers, build a repertoire of literary knowledge and promote...
Welcome Back Message (2018) (8/22/2018) -
A Powhatan Day! On Wednesday, August 22, Powhatan School faculty and staff welcomed students and parents to campus for the 2018-2019 school year! As in tradition, the morning began together as an entire school community with an All-School Gathering on Ibit’s Courtyard. Enjoy this welcome back message video from Mrs....
Learning should be fun! (9/20/2018) -
Working together in small groups, students created their own volcanic eruptions combining baking soda and vinegar in the test pan. Using homemade...
Batik Art: Celebrating the International Day of Peace (9/15/2018) -
Powhatan School is celebrating the International Day of Peace (September 21st) through an all-school art project. Each student at every grade level is creating their own Peace Flag using a process called Batiking. The Batik art process is fascinating. Students plan and sketch their piece on paper. Using a resist,...