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

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News and Events

Celebrating Major Milestones! (4/25/2016) -
Maya Angelou once said “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” We are excited to announce that the generosity of many Powhatan parents, grandparents, alumni and faculty has propelled our Curiosity Ignited! Capital Campaign for STEM over the $1,000,000 mark! This is a major milestone that we...
Artist in Residence – Powhatan Alumna Catherine Peek (3/29/2016) -
Powhatan Alumna and land art specialist Catherine Peek began her Artist-in-Residence program with Powhatan students this week! Ms. Peek attended Monday gathering and provided the students with some background about what land art is, how it is different from landscape architecture and the importance of form in land art. She...
Planting Trees on the Crocker Conservancy (4/28/2016) -
Over the past two days students across most grades spent part of their Science period helping to plant trees on the Crocker Conservancy. Almost 200 native species of trees including redbuds, flowering plums, oaks, sycamores and dogwoods were donated to Powhatan through grant funds from Clarke County, in an effort...
Royston’s Regatta: Sometimes how we teach is just as important as what we teach (4/27/2016) -
Earlier in the year, fifth grade learned about the development of ancient civilizations. They started with learning about Mesopotamian systems of trade and travel. Most ancient cultures were dependent on water, which became the most efficient method of travel. For Sumerians, they began using their natural resources to construct Mashuf...