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– 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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News and Events

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...
Service Opportunities Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy (2017) (1/17/2017) -
Day of Service: Powhatan School hosted a special Monday All-School Gathering on the holiday celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that took place at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in the auditorium. Throughout the day, Powhatan School celebrated Dr. King’s legacy through service and learning in numerous ways....
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,...
Real World Experiences: French Class (2/15/2017) -
The seventh grade French class recently went to Crepeworx in Winchester. “This trip was a culmination of our study of food and dining out,” commented Mr. Fleming, the French teacher. “It is very important to use the language in an authentic setting. Reviewing vocabulary or sentence structure in the classroom...