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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Powhatan Vocabulary
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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

Summer Series: Top-10 Blog Posts of the School Year (7/15/2016) -
In August of 2014 we launched the Powhatan Pulse: A School Blog. The purpose was to strengthen our online communication with parents and to highlight the great things happening in our classrooms. The blog was split into 3 different sections, including a podcast series from the Head of School to...
Summer Series: Top-12 YouTube Videos! (6/24/2016) -
We hit a major milestone back in February of 2016 as the Powhatan School YouTube page hit 50,000 lifetime views. This year alone the school channel received 18,367 views for 26,234 minutes of video watched. All of these statistics made us curious, so we dug a little deeper to see...
PBL: Ancient Civilizations (6/16/2016) -
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a highly engaging approach to learning that we employ throughout the Lower School. Last month, fifth grade students worked in small groups to research various aspects of the ancient civilizations they studied throughout the school year. Civilizations explored in-depth included India, China, Rome, Greece, and...
What’s Next? (6/11/2016) -
“Where do your students go when they graduate?” It is a question we hear on a weekly basis from parents who are considering Powhatan for their children. The question arises on almost every campus tour;  where do your students go when they graduate?  With a lovely commencement ceremony now behind...