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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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Spring Open House 2017 (3/20/2017) - 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,...
What is rolling admissions? (2/23/2017) - At the end of February, we shift to rolling admissions and work individually with each new applicant to schedule visits and complete the admissions process.
MakerSpace: Engineering Solar-Powered Rovers (3/19/2017) - Seventh graders have been studying the Rovers that NASA sent to Mars in 2003 and 2011. Student’s then completed an engineering project last week at the end of their unit. They designed and created their own “rovers” and “landers” testing them outside: “This year we added an additional component,” says...
Forced Perspective: Proportions and Illusions (3/15/2017) - We’ve been studying proportions and this is always a fun exercise and has strong link to using math in the real world. We looked at the use of forced perspective to create illusions in movies like Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings. This involved both the use of proportions...