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

Carol Sing: December 21st (12/15/2017) -
Our traditional Carol Sing will be held on  Wednesday, December 21  10:00 a.m. Henkel Activities Center You are encouraged to bring family  and friends to this fabulous event. Parking for Parents & Guests:  parking will be available in the faculty parking lot and along the edge of the sidewalk. Handicapped parking will...
Navigating the Admissions Process (2017-18) (8/9/2017) -
The school search process starts well before applying to any independent school.  As you begin the search to find the best school for your children, you will find various schools designed to meet different needs. After visiting, researching and understanding the academic options at multiple schools, you will want to...
Cross-curricular projects provide authentic learning experiences (12/14/2017) -
As second graders are learning about the traditional lifestyles of Native Americans, they are creating a hands-on project representing each of the four regions that we study. For the plains region, our students created coded beadwork bookmarks. First, students learned about the ways various tribes communicated and the symbolism behind beadwork...
Hibernation: The Blubber Lab (12/13/2017) -
First graders have been exploring how animals survive during the cold winter months. In this lab, students learned about how animals adapt if they do not migrate or hibernate. Student’s focused their research on two areas of adaptation; blubber and down feathers. Ms. Coutts, the Lower School science teacher, then led...