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


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News and Events

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....
Closed For Winter Break (12/21/2016) -
The administrative office will be closed (December 22 – January 4) for Winter Break. School resumes on January 5, 2017.  
21st Century Skills: Collaboration (1/15/2017) -
At Powhatan, we talk a lot about 21st Century Skills – skills that will help students find success in a world of ever-changing technology and volumes of information. Critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration are widely accepted as fundamental skills for future leaders. In the lower school lab, students are routinely...
Science Rocks! (1/14/2017) -
We spend several days in the lab conducting mini-experiments with home-made instruments, stethoscopes, tuning forks, and the ever-popular long gong. Slinkies work well as a tool to model compression waves, and help to explain why sound waves don’t travel through empty space. The observations students make in these collaborative explorations...