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
AP Courses
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The Geometry of Field Day


Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

Spring Graphic Novel Workshop (2/5/2016) -
Join us for an exciting afternoon in March for the Graphic Novel Workshop! Participants will work with three amazing professionals in the comic/graphic novel community! This is a hands-on workshop, so plan to get your fingers ink smeared and your brains supercharged! Registration opens today at noon:  http://powhatanlibraryonline.com/    ...
Powhatan Alums are stepping up! (2/3/2016) -
Powhatan Alums are stepping up! The outpouring of support from alumni to Mrs. Morgoglione’s “All of Us” Challenge to benefit the Curiosity Ignited Capital Campaign for STEM has been inspiring! In just 4 weeks since the $25,000 challenge was launched, we are thrilled to report that Powhatan alumni are just...
How music helps with foreign language acquisition (2/10/2016) -
Fifth graders have started their exposure to French and basic phrases in the language. Studies show that that when children aged nine and under were taught music for just one hour a week, they exhibit a higher ability to learn both the grammar and the pronunciation of foreign languages. Introducing...
Chinese New Year Celebration (2/9/2016) -
The First Grade social studies curriculum explores two countries that play an important role in the lives of modern-day Americans: Mexico, our neighbor to the South; and China, the most populous country with a rapidly growing economy. Students revisit an earlier taught geography unit as they learn about the geographic...