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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Johns Hopkins CTY Test
AP Courses
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The Geometry of Field Day


Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

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...
Rolling Admissions (2/26/2019)-
Powhatan moves to rolling admissions after the January 31st priority deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline are processed in the order that they are received...
Kindergarten Field Trip to Blandy Farm (3/14/2019)-
Kindergarten’s field trip to Blandy Farm marks the beginning of their study on biomes. Blandy’s educational staff have a great program about seeds and what seeds need to grow. After spending time in Blandy’s classroom learning about seeds and creating seed necklaces, we head out and search for signs of...
How do you help new students transition to Powhatan? (3/13/2019)-
One of the questions that is often asked by parents considering Powhatan School for their child is: How do you help new students transition to Powhatan? As with many of our approaches, it is not a one-size fits all answer. Let’s break it down: Upper School: One of the oldest...