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

Thirty years later….Powhatan thrives! (2/26/2018) -
February 26, 1988. The stunning wooden farmhouse deeded to the Blue Ridge Country Day School in 1957 by the Crocker family burned to the ground in mere hours. Miraculously no one was in the building at the time, but the main schoolhouse was a complete loss. Faculty, students, parents and...
1st Annual Mitchell A. and Victoria K. Smith STEM Saturday (2/15/2018) -
What happens when you mix 64 fourth and fifth grade students, 4 stellar superhero teachers and a series of 4 team building challenges? The first annual Mitchell A. and Victoria K. Smith STEM Saturday at Powhatan School! Thanks to the generosity of past parent Michael Smith, Powhatan hosted 16 student...
Cross-Curricular Fun: Egyptian Canopic Jars (3/15/2018) -
Fifth grade is currently studying ancient Egypt. Much of the fifth grade art curriculum is cross-curricular in nature, so the students are creating Egyptian canopic jars to complement their unit in social studies: There are many types of cross-curricular projects built into the Powhatan experience. Those projects enhance Deep Learning,...
Nature Enhanced Approach to Learning (NEAL) (3/9/2018) -
“We had a few amazing days in February that were perfect for getting out to explore the Crocker Conservancy,” said Mrs. Coutts, Lower School Science Teacher. “When it hit 78 degrees on February 21st, fourth grade went out onto the Crocker Conservancy to check the native shrubs we had planted...