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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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Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

ERB Scores: Top 90th Percentile in Reading, Math & Vocabulary (11/23/2015) -
The annual release of ERB data shows average scores from the 2015 graduating class were outstanding. The class median score came in at 98th percentile nationally on vocabulary scores, 97th percentile in Reading Comprehension and 97th percentile in Math. This exemplary news is revealed as Powhatan School released assessment results in the...
Military Honors for former Headmaster Donald E.W. Niemann (11/17/2015) -
The Niemann family invites the Powhatan community to attend a ceremony with military honors for their parents, former Headmaster Donald E.W. Niemann and his wife, Cornelia. Their ashes will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, December 4th at 11:00 am. Those wishing to attend the ceremony will need...
Third Grade Publishing Party (11/20/2015) -
Several times a year, the third grade hosts a Publishing Party. Family, friends, and kindergarten reading buddies visit the classroom as students read their finished stories aloud. “Our journey begins with one object,” says third grade teacher, Mrs. Slavin. ” Our Life Box items tell a story- which begins as...
You haven’t read Hatchet the way we read Hatchet (11/17/2015) -
How we read Hatchet in the classroom is just as important as what we learn on the Survival Trip...