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


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News and Events

Award Winning Visiting Author: Charles R. Smith, Jr. (1/24/2019)-
American poet, Charles R. Smith, Jr. visited the Powhatan campus Wednesday, January 23rd to speak with Powhatan students in grades 4-8. Mr. Smith is an illustrator/writer who has been awarded the Coretta Scott King Award for illustrations in his book My People and his book If was selected as an honor book for...
Now Enrolling for Fall 2019: Your Guide to the Admissions Process (1/10/2019)-
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...
Merge Cubes & Augmented Reality (AR) (2/15/2019)-
“When I first brought Merge Cubes and the idea of Augmented Reality (AR) to Powhatan, it initially was going to work really well with the older students in third grade and above,” says Mrs. Miller, the educational technology teacher. “They have the ability to maneuver the Merge Cube and an...
Cross-Curricular Experience: Chinese New Year (2/12/2019)-
The First Grade social studies curriculum explores two countries that play an important role in the lives of modern-day Americans: Mexico, our neighbor to the South; and China, the most populous country with a rapidly growing economy. Students revisit an earlier taught geography unit as they learn about the geographic...