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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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Fall Open House & Shadow Day: Nov. 4 (9/19/2016) - We encourage prospective families to spend a school day with us through our Open House & Shadow Day programs. Students are immersed in the classroom for a day with their peers, while parents visit with administrators, teachers and students through a variety of programs. The Shadow Day option is available for students in grades 2-6.
Kindergarten & First Grade Field Trip (9/18/2016) - Kindergarten & first grade took a field trip to Blandy Farm this week. Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. Watch the video below to find out more: This is a special...
2 ways to test the ‘Mystery Liquid’ (9/25/2016) - The third graders have been practicing using the scientific method as a way to give structure to their questions and explorations. In this pH lab, students used a natural indicator – cabbage juice – to test whether 4 liquids were acidic, basic, or neutral. Students used graduated cylinders to measure...
Leadership roles and a strong affirmation of the K-8 environment (9/23/2016) - A recent study released by researchers at Syracuse University and New York University, highlighted in this NPR article by Anya Kamenetz, provides a strong affirmation of the K-8 learning environment. The study examined experiences of students in New York City at schools serving various grades. They specifically focused on the...