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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“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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News and Events

Navigating the Admissions Process (2018-19) (7/31/2018) -
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...
Each summer we look back at the most popular blog posts and videos from the past school year. Top-10 Videos This past June we hit a major milestone, eclipsing 250,000 total views on our school YouTube Page. In the lifetime of the page, we’ve now received roughly 257,881 views. We...
What was the #1 video on our countdown? (8/3/2018) -
The most popular video this year highlight’s the annual Upper School Retreat. One of the oldest and most enduring traditions at Powhatan is the Upper School Retreat. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that...
2018 Top-10 Videos (#2 & #3) (8/2/2018) -
Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #2 & #3 videos!   3.  Survival Trip 2017 The annual sixth grade Survival Trip is a cross-curricular effort between the English Department and the Science Department. The...