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
Powhatan Average Class Size
Johns Hopkins CTY Test
AP Courses
Powhatan SAT School

The Geometry of Field Day


Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

Powhatan School Wins National Marketing Award (1/12/2018) -
Powhatan School won a 2017 Bronze InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award last week for its school blog in the national competition that recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications sponsored by InspirED School Marketers, a website that provides “brilliant ideas and brain food” for private school administrators...
Carol Sing: December 20 (12/15/2017) -
Our traditional Carol Sing will be held on  Wednesday, December 20  10:00 a.m. Henkel Activities Center You are encouraged to bring family  and friends to this fabulous event. Parking for Parents & Guests:  parking will be available in the faculty parking lot and along the edge of the sidewalk. Handicapped parking will...
An Eighth Grade Tradition: Chapel Talks (1/19/2018) -
One of the long-standing traditions at Powhatan is the eighth grade Chapel Talk. Each eighth grader gets up in front of the school community and delivers an 8-10 minute presentation about a topic he or she is not only knowledgeable and passionate but also one that the mostly younger audience,...
What was your favorite blog post from 2017? (1/1/2018) -
We asked a few of our teachers to share their favorite posts and tell us why they selected each. Click on the title of each post...