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 Mini-Open House (4/14/2019)-
Join us in the Makerspace as we explore how we create amazing learning opportunities for students focused on problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Learn how we personalize your child's education, utilizing a highly personalized approach to differentiation in both Math and Language Arts...
Innovator Series: Anxiety and our Youth (2/26/2019)-
Powhatan School is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan Dalton will be on campus on Wednesday, March 6 to speak with families and students on the topic of anxiety in schools.  This continues Innovator’s Series in which topical speakers in education come to campus to address our community, faculty, and...
Earth Week: Geothermal Energy (4/24/2019)-
Seventh graders are studying alternative energy sources as a part of Earth Week! They continued their study of alternative energy today with a hands-on activity to see firsthand how geothermal energy works. We caught up with a Q & A with students after the activity to learn more: The activity...
Earth Week: Studying Alternative Energy (4/22/2019)-
Seventh graders kicked off Earth Week with a hands-on activity focused on learning about wind power. Students were grouped into teams to build a standard model wind turbine. They then were asked to collaborate and create a wind turbine of their own design, based on their observations of how the...