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

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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

Mrs. Morgoglione thanks the Powhatan Alumni who rose to the challenge! (5/9/2016) -
We are thrilled to announce that Powhatan School alums have successfully met the Morgoglione Alumni Challenge! Over $25,000 in new alumni gifts toward the Curiosity Ignited! Capital Campaign were given in honor of Mrs. Morgoglione, a former teacher and administrator who served Powhatan students for 40 years before retiring in...
Celebrating Major Milestones! (4/25/2016) -
Maya Angelou once said “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” We are excited to announce that the generosity of many Powhatan parents, grandparents, alumni and faculty has propelled our Curiosity Ignited! Capital Campaign for STEM over the $1,000,000 mark! This is a major milestone that we...
…and the winner is (5/27/2016) -
And the winner of the 2016 POST/RAIL Field Day is…  
Check out the Tremor Table! (5/20/2016) -
Seventh graders have been studying seismic activity, plate tectonics and earthquakes in science class. Part of their study has related to examining the effect of earthquakes on buildings and how certain designs help make ‘earthquake safe buildings.’ In this exercise teams of students put their creations up against the Tremor...