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

Mrs. Coutts named Conservation Education Teacher of the Year (11/19/2018) -
Robin Coutts, Science Teacher at Powhatan School, receives the Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award Powhatan School is pleased to announce that Robin Houck Coutts, Science Teacher and NEAL (Nature Enhanced Approach to Learning) Coordinator was chosen for Virginia’s Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award in Elementary Education....
Shakespeare Week 2018 (11/14/2018) -
An interesting twist to the play this year is a change in the time period. The play is set in an alternate history...
Hour of Code 2018: Coding at All Grade Levels (12/11/2018) -
Fun Facts: Powhatan students coded for a combined total average of 370 hours last week. Students coded in the following programming languages -- color coding patterns, Block, Javascript, and Python...
Hour of Code 2018: Thank You! (12/7/2018) -
I want to extend a huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers who took time out of their schedules to come into the Library or Makerspace to help students with their coding projects. The extra sets of hands each day were greatly appreciated and made everything run smoothly....