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

 

Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

Spring Admissions Open House (4/16/2018) -
Powhatan students LOVE a challenge! We have an accelerated curriculum that provides a rigorous, yet developmentally appropriate, approach to the traditional subjects in English, math, social studies, and science. Our aim of educating the whole child includes character development, social and emotional growth and an inclusion of plenty of extras. Art, music, drama, outdoor...
NAVIGATING THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS: ROLLING ADMISSIONS (3/6/2018) -
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...
Powhatan or Hogwarts? (5/24/2018) -
The easiest way to start explaining POSTS and RAILS is to think about Harry Potter. In the novels, there are Four Houses of Hogwarts...
Real World Examples: Watersheds & Flooding (5/18/2018) -
The heavy rains across the region have created areas of significant flooding, including the streams that wind through our campus and the wetlands of the Crocker Conservancy. This provided a wonderful real-world example for fifth grade, which has been studying watersheds, the impact of surface runoff into the streams and...